Gunmen Attack Oyo Prison, Frees Inmates

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Unknown gunmen have attacked the federal correctional centre in Abolongo, Oyo, Oyo State freeing all inmates.

Report says the gunmen in their tens attacked the correctional centre which is situated in Oyo town, on Friday night, attacking with grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.

The said attack left the facility in disarray with Correctional Service Officers scampering for safety.

The attackers started a gun battle with guards at the medium-security prison, an anonymous officer of the Correctional Service said.

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

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