Gunmen attack Minna Prison; set inmates free

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Gunmen numbering about 10 stormed the state Maximum Prison along David Mark Road, Minna yesterday evening and set the prisoners free.

Before forcing their way into the Prison, they were said to have shot the warders on duty.

The situation at the prison was however brought under nomalcy after exchange of fireworks between the gunmen and the police for about 15 minutes.

An eye witness told Sunday Vanguard that the warders who were injured were immediately rushed to the Minna General Hospital for treatment.

No death was recorded at press time.

It was gathered that the gunmen accompanied the freed prisoners through a foot path to enable them escape.

The gunmen it was also gathered stormed the bye pass after leading the prisoners to escape and snatched vehicles from unsuspecting owners to ferry them out of danger.

The Prison’s Spokesman, Rabiu Shuaibu Muhamned, who confirmed the story could not however ascertain the number of prisoners that escaped and those injured.

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