‘210 inmates escaped from Minna Prison’

Two hundred and ten inmates escaped from the Minna Maximum Prisons in Niger State, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has confirmed.

The inmates escaped after an invasion of the prison by some gunmen on Sunday night.

A prison warder and a commercial motorcyclist were killed during the jailbreak as the gunmen shot sporadically. Many inmates, which Dambazau confirmed to be 210 are currently on the run.

Dambazau told journalists on Monday that out of the 210 inmates that escaped, over 35 inmates who have been rearrested.

The Minister, alongside Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello, visited the prison facility on Monday morning to ascertain the situation.

Dambazau, during the inspection, lamented over the inadequate manpower in the Nigerian Prisons. He added that plans are on to recruit more workers to enable adequate security.

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