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Boko Haram prisoners death mystery

In Chad, 44 suspected members of the Islamist militants Boko Haram have been found dead following a recent arrest. Coroners said they suspect that the prisoners ingested a substance which causeed breathing complications, and heart failure.


A group of 44 suspected jjihadits were found dead in prison in Chad’s capital city of N’Djamena on apri 18, the AFP news agency reported, citing local police authorities.


The dead were among 58 militants who were arrested during a recent operation against the Boko Haram carried out near Lake Chad, the country’s chief prosecutor Yousssouf Tom said on national television. 


”Following the fighting around Lake Chad, 58 members of Boko Haram had been taken prisoner and sent to Ndjamena for the purposes of the investigation,” he said.
”On Thursday morning, their jailers told us that 44 prisoners had been found dead in their cell,” Tom added.

Escape of hundreds Tripoli prisoners

Hundreds of prisoners escaped from Tripoli jail using the “window of opportunity” opened due to destabilization caused by ongoing fighting between rival armed groups in the Libyan capital. An official said as the United Nations called for the warring parties to meet on  September 4.

The inmates forced open the doors of the Ain Zara prison and guards were unable to stop them, the official said, confirming a judiciary police statement posted on social media, mentioning escape of 400 convicted.

According to Reuters news agency the official asked not to get identified and could not provide more details.

The prison is located in southern Tripoli, an area hit for one week by heavy fighting between armed groups.