Nigeria Boko Haram
(Reuters)

Gunmen have freed 132 inmates from a central Nigeria prison, news agency AFP reported.

The incident occurred in Kogi State prison, about 100km from the capital Abuja, on Sunday.

"They blew up the thing with dynamite," national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu told AFP.

Jacob Edi, spokesman for Kogi's Governor Idris Wada, said: "There were 145 prisoners at the time of the attack. One died, eight have been recaptured and four surrendered voluntarily. The rest are at large."

A civilian told the Daily Trust that the jail-break was accompanied by heavy gun fires which killed one person and injured two.

Local media alleged that at least nine of the freed inmates have been re-arrested.

Although no one has yet claimed responsibility for the raid, terror group Boko Haram are suspected to be behind it.

The militants, who kidnapped some 220 girls in Chibok last April, demanded the government release some detained Boko Haram members in exchange for the release of the girls.

However, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan refused the deal.