On Friday night, gunmen stormed the correctional institution in Abolongo, Oyo town, and liberated many detainees.
The gunmen arrived at the center about 10 p.m., according to a source, and used hand grenades to gain access to the prison. According to the source, the warders were caught off guard and were unable to halt the assaults.
Lanre Anjorin, the correctional center’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the attack.
The authorities were still examining the situation, according to Anjorin, to determine the number of prisoners who escaped and the extent of the structure damage.
The spokesman said, “The report is true. The correctional centre in Abolongo, Oyo town, was attacked. Right now, the controller is there with other senior officers. They are assessing the situation, looking at the damage done to the facility.