Four inmates on Thursday escaped from the Jos Maximum Prison in Plateau state capital.
According to TheNation, the inmates escaped in the earlier hours of Thursday.
The escapees were herdsmen arraigned before a Barkin Ladi Court sometimes last year.
It was gathered that herdsmen stormed the Court and overpowered correctional warders before five of them escaped.
But four of them were re-arrested after an intensive search by security agents.
However, the unrelenting inmates, according to sources, escaped with the alleged active connivance of an insider.
Spokesman of Plateau Correctional Centre, Mr Geoffrey Longdien confirmed their escape.