Four herdsmen held in custody at the Jos Maximum Prison in Plateau state have escaped. The fleeing inmates escaped in the earlier hours of today July 8.

The escapees were arraigned before a Barkin Ladi Court sometime last year. However, some herdsmen stormed the court and overpowered correctional warders helping five of the assailants escape.

Four of them were re-arrested after intensive search by security agents. However, the unrelenting inmates escaped again today with the alleged connivance of an insider.

Confirming the escape, the spokesman of Plateau Correctional Centre, Geoffrey Longdien, said efforts were being made to rearrest the fleeing inmates.