Two dead, sixteen inmates escapes as gunmen attack prison in Niger State 

​Two men, a priosn officer and a motorcyclist, have been confirmed dead after criminals launched a jailbreak at the Minna Medium Security Prison last night and in the process freed 16 condemned prisoners.

Confirming the jailbreak, the spokesperson of the prison service in Niger State, Rabiu Shuaibu, said

“The unfortunate incident was perpetrated by armed criminals who attacked the prison and gained access after an exchange of fire with prison armed men. This led to the death of a prison officer and an Okada rider who convey a prison officer on night duty,” Shuaibu said

Shuaibu however said that some of the escaped prisoners have been rearrested.

“The Prison authority in Minna is profiling the number of fleeing inmates to ascertain the escaped prisoners. So far, through the combined effort of all security agencies in the state, seven prisoners who attempted to escape have been recaptured and returned to the prison.” he said

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