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Breaking : Gunmen attack Oyo prison, set many inmates free

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Jail break in Oyo, as Gunmen attack Abolongo prison, free all inmates

A correctional facility in Abolongo, Oyo State was attacked by unknown gunmen on Friday evening.

Eyewitness reports reveal that the attackers set free many prisoners that nothing less than a thousand prisoners have reportedly escaped from the Abolongo prison in Oyo town after some gunmen attacked the correctional center and freed almost all inmates.

According to TVC NEWS, it was learnt that the gunmen arrived in their numbers around 11 pm last night used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free. started shooting sporadically, and released the inmates who fled to their various destinations.

A source on Facebook shared that there was a little bit of panic around the prison vicinity during the time of the escape, as residents around thought it was a robbery attempt.

Although Oyo state police command is yet to release an official statement to ascertain the actual number of the escapees.

Other security agencies have since mobilized their personnel to support men and women of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in tracking down the gunmen and rearresting prisoners.

Confirming the incident, Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to access the level of damage.

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.”

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