The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, has confirmed that 210 prisoners escaped during a jail break at Medium Security Prisons in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The minister said that about 35 of them have been rearrested by security personnel.
Abdulrahman Danbazau stated this when he visited the prison on Monday on a fact finding on the jail break.
The visit of the Minister follows after gunmen attacked the prison on Sunday night in the Tunga area of Minna Metropolis.
He said the Prison authority in Minna has profiled the number of fleeing inmates to have ascertain the escaped prisoners, noting that security operatives are on the trail of those inmates still at large.
Two persons, a prison warder and a commercial motorcyclist, were killed in the process of the jailbreak.
The prison service has since called on residents of the area to go about their normal activities noting that normalcy has returned and security agencies are working to ensure that fleeing inmates are recaptured.