President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken on the attack on a prison in Imo state on Monday morning.
He called on the security agencies to intensify efforts to re-arrest prisoners who escaped during the jailbreak.
Hoodlums set the Imo State correctional centre on fire, freeing hundreds of inmates.
In a statement issued on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president condemned the deadly insurgent attack.
He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals.
Buhari also appealed to members of the public to assist the law enforcement agencies with any relevant information that could lead to the apprehension of these criminals who perpetrated this despicable act.
He also urged members of the public to be vigilant as all of us have a stake in preserving our way of life from disruption by terrorists and anarchists while the Federal Government will use every available tool at its disposal to confront and terminate this bare-faced anarchy.