The Police in Niger state have launched a full-scale manhunt for 200 jail breakers who escaped from Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday.
Already, only 19 of the 219 jail breakers have been recaptured.
The police, on Monday said it had taken measures to ensure the arrest of the remaining 200 prisoners.
Dibal Yakadi, the Commissioner of Police in Niger, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna that only 19 out of the 219 prisoners that escaped were arrested.
Yakadi said: “We are working in collaboration with other security agencies in Niger state to make sure that we re-arrest the runaway inmates.
“The police has embarked on stop and search for all vehicles and also engaged personnel on motor and foot patrol to ensure that we apprehend these inmates.”
Yakadi also said that the command has deployed its personnel to motor parks across the state to track the escaped prisoners and appealed to the general public to assist security agencies in tracking and apprehending the escaped prisoners.
NAN recalls that armed bandits attacked the prison on Sunday killing a prison official and a motorcyclist.