Gunmen attack Oyo prison, free all inmates

Idris Ibrahim

Yet be identified gunmen have reportedly attacked of the facilities of the Correctional Service (NCS) in Oyo State.

It was gathered that the gun wielding men invaded the Abolongo correctional facility on Friday night.

Several media outlets reported that the gunmen set all inmates free during the attack that occurred with little or no resistance from relevant security agencies.

Lanre Anjorin, the state’s spokesman of the facility confirmed the incident to Newsdiaryonline Saturday morning phone.

“Right now I cannot give you details of the attack. As we speak, our senior officers were on way asses the level of damage.”

“Security agencies have been reinforced and deployed across the city arrest fleeing inmates,” Mr Anjorin said.

However, when probed further about the number of prisoners that escaped during the attack, the prison steward said he can’ make any assertion attack and promised give details shortly after assessment.

“Right now I cannot give you details of the information,” he said further.

Over the years correctional facilities across the six-geo political zones in have recorded several attacks unknown gunmen and terrorists that have led the escape of thousands of prisoners. The attacks have also led the deaths of many and of properties.

In early April, a correctional facility and police investigations department in Owerri, Imo were set ablaze gunmen in an overnight attack.

Almost 2000 inmates fled when the attackers struck the prison with heavy gunfire. Frantic efforts have been made the agency recapture some of the fleeing inmates at large as some returned voluntarily.