Gunmen attack Oyo prison with explosives, set inmates free

Security operatives are said to have started searching for the fleeing inmates.

Gunmen attack Oyo prison with explosives, set inmates free. (Vanguard)

Gunmen invaded the Correctional Centre at Abolongo in Oyo state on Friday, October 22, 2021.

According to Punch, the gunmen, who attacked the facility with explosives around 10.30 pm also set many inmates free.

Confirming the incident, the attack, Lanre Anjorin, the Public Relations Officer of the Oyo State Command of Nigerian Correctional Services said, “I am there now and we are assessing the level of damage done. We will make our findings known later.”

However, security operatives have reportedly launched a search for the fleeing inmates.

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