Gunmen Attack Abolongo Prison In Oyo, Free Prisoners

The correctional facility in Abolongo, Oyo, Oyo State was attacked by unknown gunmen on Friday evening who set free prisoners therein.

The gunmen stormed the facility at about 10pm on Friday, attacking with grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.

The attack left the facility in disarray with warders scampering for safety.

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

Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin confirmed the attack on Saturday.

Anjorin in a telephone conversation, said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to assess 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.

“But, I can confirm to you that the incident actually happened”.

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