After Minna jailfracture, minister of interior Danbazau visits Minna prison
– Minister of interior has visited the Medium Security Prisons in Minna, the Niger state capital
– Two persons, a prison warder and a commercial motorcyclist were killed in the process
– The prison authority in Minna is profiling the number of fleeing inmates to ascertain the escaped prisoners
Abdulrahman Danbazau, the minister of interior, has visited the Medium Security Prisons in Minna, the Niger state capital, where some criminals attacked a prison.
Two persons, a prison warder and a commercial motorcyclist, were killed in the process of the jailbreak.
Spokesperson of the prison service in Niger state, Rabiu Shuaibu who confirmed the incident 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, Channels reports.
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“This led to the death of a prison officer and an Okada rider who convey a prison officer on night duty.
“The number of prisoners on the flee is still being compiled but some 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.”