Gunmen attack Oyo Abolongo Prison, free all prisoners – – The Correctional facility in Abolongo area in Oyo, Oyo State, was attacked by gunmen, late Friday night and with all prisons therein set free.
According to sources, gunmen stormed the facility late on Friday night, attacking with grenades to gain access and set the prisoners free.
It was further learnt that the attack left the facility in disarray with warders scampering for safety.
As of the time of filing this report, other security agencies have been mobilised to support men and women of the Nigerian Correctional Service in tracking down the fleeing gunmen and rearresting the prisoners.
Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin confirmed the attack to DAILY POST on Saturday.
Anjorin in a telephone conversation with DAILY POST Saturday morning, said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to assess the level of damage.
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He said, “Yes. It has been confirmed that the attack actually happened.
“And right now, the comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and other top officers are assessing the situation.
“But, I can confirm to you that the incident actually happened”.