Two persons are confimed to have been killed in a jail break which occured in Minna on sunday 3rd of June 2018, in a press statement issued by the public relation officer of the Nigeria prison service Niger state comman, DSP Rabiu M. Shuaibu
“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 gain access after exchange of fire with prison armed men .
This led to dead of a prison officer and an Okada rider who convey 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”
The statement also said “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 in parts.
A reliable source told NIGERWATCH NEWSPAPER that over 290 awaiting trials and some convicted criminals escaped, including three persons sentenced to death for robbery by a Minna high court last month, who might be the main target of the jail break.