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Gunmen attack Oyo prison, set inmates free

Gunmen attack Oyo prison, set inmates free
October 23
08:32 2021

Gunmen attacked the correctional facility in Abolongo, Oyo town on Friday night, freeing several inmates.

A source at the facility told TheCable the gunmen arrived at the centre around 10pm, using hand grenades to gain access into the prison. She said warders were caught unawares and could not stop the attackers.

Lanre Anjorin, the public relations officer of the correctional centre, confirmed the attack. He said the authorities were still assessing the situation to ascertain the number of prisoners that escaped and damage done to the building.

“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. Detailed report will be made known later,” he said.

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1 Comment

  1. Adex smith
    Adex smith October 24, 17:42

    There should always be enough security in a prison

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