Herdsmen Attack Prison Officials Convoy, Release Dangerous Suspects


Suspected herdsmen on Thursday attacked a convoy of correctional officials near Plateau State High Court, releasing no fewer than six criminal suspects.

 We understands that the convoy was said to be conveying 14 suspects charged with crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping and rape.

The gunmen numbering over 20 arrived in vans brandishing dangerous weapons such as cudgels, cutlasses, AK 47 rifles, rocket propel launchers and charms.   It was gathered that the gunmen who had laid ambush by the entrance, opened fire and freed the suspects unchallenged as the convoy arrived at the court premises.

However, Police have arrested four suspects and recovered two motorcycles believed to belong to the gunmen. 

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