Unknown gunmen today stormed New Minna prison in Niger state and freed 270 inmates. The new Minna prison in Tunga area off David mark road in the state capital. The gunmen heavily armed gunmen invaded the prison complex around 4:30pm freeing 270 inmates. 63 inmates stayed back in the prison after the jail break.
Eyewitness account said thre gunmen stormed the front gate and overpowered the security guard at the prison, killing one prison warder and wounding another one.
It was believed that the armed men went to the prison to free notorious armed robbers that were remanded in the prison.
It is reliably gathered that, some of the escaped inmates were rearrested while the prison officials injured in the raid are receiving medical treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Minna.
The situation in now calm in Minna though no official statement has been issued regarding the raid.