Two killed in Minna Jail Break


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:


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

armed men.

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,

Niger command

3rd June 2018

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