It has been reported by the Nigerian prison service that another jailbreak has occurred in Minna prison. The prison was attacked by criminals on Sunday, June 3 and many prisoners escaped.

Two people lost their lives in the process while 7 escaped prisoners were rearrested.

However, the number of escaped prisoners is yet to be ascertained.

DSP Rabiu M Shuaibu, PRO of the Nigerian Prison Service, Niger command also disclosed that a prison official was killed in the incident which was perpetuated by armed criminals who attacked the prison, gaining access after exchange of fire with prison armed men.

He released this statement:
“On Sunday, 3rd June, 2018 at about 8pm, there was a jailbreak at Minna Medium Security Prison located at Tunga area of Minna Metropolis. “The unfortunate incident was perpetuated by armed criminals who attacked the prison and gained access after exchange of fire with prison armed men. “This led to death of a prison officer and an Okada rider who conveyed a prison officer on night duty. “So far, through combined effort of all security agencies in the state, 7 prisoners who attempted to escape have been recaptured and returned to the prison. “The prison authority in Minna is profiling the number of fleeing inmates to ascertain the escaped prisoners. “However, normalcy has returned and security agencies are working together to ensure that fleeing inmates are recaptured. “The general public is hereby assured of its safety; and advised to go on with its normal business. “At this juncture, we will like to urge all law abiding citizens to support the security agencies in maintaining law and order as security is a collective responsibility. We also advise that citizens should endeavor to report to security agencies any suspicious person or group of persons,” the statement read.

Earlier, similar incidence was said to have occurred in Enugu, Nsukka prison.

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