07 December, 2014

270 Prisoner Freed By Unknown Gunmen

Unknown gunmen raided New Minna prison yesterday in Niger State around 4:30pm and freed 270 inmates in Tunga area off David mark road where the state capital is. 63 prisoners stayed back after the jail break.

Eyewitness account said  thre  gunmen stormed the front gate and overpowered the security guard at the prison, killing one prison warder and wounding another one.

It was believed that the armed men went to the prison to free notorious armed robbers that were remanded in the prison.

It is reliably gathered that, some of the escaped inmates were rearrested while the prison officials injured in the raid are receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Minna.

The situation in now calm in Minna though no official statement has been issued regarding the raid.

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