Some unknown gunmen have stormed the Minna Medium Prison yard in Niger state around 4:30pm this evening. They broke into the prison cells and set free about 270 inmates.
According to reports, the gunmen over powered the Prison officials and then broke into the prison's armory where they stole some weapons and bullet proof vests.
This will be the second jail break in Nigeria in the last one week. You will recall that there was a Prison invation in Ekiti state earlier this week