Two incidents in the past few weeks in Nigeria have pundits calling for reform. From allAfrica.com:
On September 6 this year, the nation witnessed yet another riot in the Kano prisons which culminated in a jail break.
In their bid to quell the incident, security officials killed a number of the prisoners, some of who were awaiting trial. Barely days after, a similar riot broke out in the famous Agodi prisons in Ibadan. It resulted in another jail break. In trying to contain the unruly prisoners, security officials shot dead about a dozen of them.
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