correctional centre and freed all inmates.
News reports said that the gunmen arrived in their numbers around 11:00 O’clock last night (Friday, October 22, 2021) and started shooting sporadically, and released the inmates who fled to their various destinations.
“A source told Newsnen that there was a little bit of panic around the prison vicinity during the time of the escape, as residents around thought it was a robbery attempt,” the report said.
It was gathered that the gunmen set all the prisoners free at the facility during the attack.
The attackers reportedly used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.
Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin, confirmed the attack to newsmen on Saturday.
Anjorin said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to access 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”.
As at the time of this report, the Oyo state police command was yet to release an official statement to ascertain the actual number of the escapees.