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Gunmen Attack Niger Prison, Kill Two, Free Inmates

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Prison in Bauchi, Nigeria's northeast region/Photo: AFP
Nigerian jail. AFP

The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) on Monday confirmed that a jailbreak has occured at Minna Medium Security Prison.

The spokesperson of the jail service in Niger state, Rabiu Shuaibu, mentioned the incident occurred on Sunday on the jail, which is in Tunga space of Minna Metropolis.

Two individuals had been killed within the means of the jailbreak.

“The unlucky incident was perpetrated by armed criminals who attacked the jail and gained entry after a trade of fireplace with jail armed males.

“This led to the death of a prison officer and an Okada rider who convey a prison officer on night duty,” Shuaibu mentioned.

The spokesperson also stated that the variety of prisoners on the flee continues to be being compiled however seven of the fleeing 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.”

The jail service has since referred to as on residents of the realm to go about their regular actions noting that normalcy has returned and safety companies are working to make sure that fleeing inmates are recaptured.

Niger state Governor Abubakar Bello has nonetheless visited the Minna Minimum Prison on Monday to entry the state of affairs.

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