Gunmen Kill Prison Officer, Okada Rider In Minna Jailbreak

……….7 Inmates Recaptured

One Prison officer and an Okada rider were killed by gunmen who stormed the Minna prisons
on Sunday, 3rd June, 2018 about 8pm, where they freed inmates of the
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 death of  a prison officer and an Okada rider who convey a prison officer on night duty.

In a statement the Public Relations Officer of Niger State command of the Prisons Service, DSP Rabiu M Shuaibu, said: “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.

“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.

PRO
Nigerian Prison Service,
Niger command
3rd June 2018