Gunmen attacked Correctional Centre in Oyo, freeing inmates- Official

Unknown gunmen on Friday night attacked Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo Town, freeing unspecified number inmates at facility.

Mr Olarewaju Anjorin, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, confirmed attack to News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ibadan.

Anjorin said that attack happened around 9.50 p.m on Friday.

NAN reports that the were heavily and engaged guards in a fierce gun battle before freeing some inmates.

Anjorin said: “Yes, I can confirm to you that place was attacked and some awaiting inmates were set free.

“I am  right now with Controller and some other senior officers doing assessment damage done to the facility.

“Now, we cannot ascertain the numbers the inmates freed or people that get injured, definitely, I will be giving you an update later.” (NAN)