Six suspects freed as gunmen ambush prison officials in Plateau

Some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked a convoy of correctional officials carrying 14 suspects who were charged with crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping and rape.

The gunmen reportedly laid ambush at the entrance of the court premises, opened fire and freed 6 suspects unchallenged.

Commenting on the incident, Plateau State Commandant of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr. S.A. Musa revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka said the Court did not notify him of a change in hearing date.

The Police has however arrested four suspects and recovered two motorcycles believed to belong to the gunmen.

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