At about 9:50 p.m on Friday 22nd, October 2021 an unknown gunmen invade the Abolongo Correctional Center in Oyo Town, releasing an unascertain number of inmates at the building.
This was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, Mr Olarewaju Anjorin today.
He said: “Yes, I can confirm to you that the place was attacked and some of the awaiting inmates were set free.
“I am there right now with the Controller and some other senior officers doing assessment of the damage done to the facility.
“Now, we cannot ascertain the numbers of the inmates freed or people that get injured, but definitely, I will be given you an update later.”
It was confirmed that those attackers engaged the guards in a fierce gun battle and were heavily armed before releasing some inmates.