The police in Niger State have confirmed that about 200 prisoners escaped in a jailbreak at the Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night.
The prison authorities blamed it on armed attackers who were said to have stormed the prison at about 8:00 p.m. 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 the 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.