The police in Niger State has confirmed that about 200 prisoners escaped in a jailbreak after armed attackers stormed the Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night.
One official was killed and about seven prisoners rearrested, the prison authorities had said. Although the prison authorities are yet to provide details of the escaped inmates, the police in Niger provided some details.
The police on Monday said they have taken measures to ensure the arrest of the 200 prisoners that escaped from the prison.
Dibal Yakadi, the Commissioner of Police in Niger, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that only 19 out of the 219 prisoners that escaped were arrested.
“We are working in collaboration with other security agencies in Niger State to make sure that we re-arrest the runaway inmates.
The police have embarked on stop and search for all vehicles and also engaged personnel on motor and foot patrol to ensure that we apprehend these inmates,’’ he said.
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