Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Lagos, Nigeria - Prisoners rioted and burned down part of the Ikoyi Prison, including the governor's office and a records room. The uprising began as a protest when officials decided to transfer a number of the inmates to another prison. Journalists heard at least 21 shots fired inside the compound before police ordered them to leave the area. As they did so ambulances approached the prison, although a prison spokesperson assured that there were "no casualties."