Gunmen numbering about 10 on Saturday evening the 6th of December, 2014 invaded the state Maximum Prison along David Mark road, Minna and set free over 200 prisoners.
The gunmen were said to have gained entrance by shooting warders on duty.
Exchange of shots lasted for about fifteen minutes before calm was restored to the prison.
It was gathered that the gunmen led the said freed prisoners through a foot path and snatched vehicles in order for them to escape
The prison’s spokesman, Rabiu Muhammed, confirmed the incident but could not verify the actual number of prisoners that escaped.