There was a jailbreak at Minna
Medium Security Prison located at Tunga area of Minna Metropolis.
According to Public Relations Officer,Nigerian Prison Service,
Niger command,DSP Rabiu M Shuaib, the unfortunate incident which occurred on Sunday, 3rd June, 2018 at about 8pm, was perpetuated by armed criminals who attacked the prison and gained access after exchange of fire with prison
armed men .
The attacked led to dead of a prison officer and an Okada rider who convey a prison officer on night duty.
DSP Rabiu M Shuaib, further said that 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 was said to be 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.” DSP Rabiu M Shuaib stated.