Two killed in Minna Jail Break
NEWS DIGEST – Two persons have been killed in an attempted jail break by unknown gunmen in Minna prison.
This was contained in a statement made available to the NEWS DIGEST by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Rabiu M Shuaibu, over the incident that caused panic in Niger’s capital city.
Below is the full text of the statement:
MINNA JAIL BREAK: TRUE SITUATION
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
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.
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 Shuaibu
Nigerian Prison Service,
3rd June 2018
Share your views in the comment section below.
Follow us on Twitter: @thenewsdigestng