Unknown gunmen have launched an attack against the Abolongo correctional facility located in Oyo township, Oyo State.
Newsflash Nigeria gathered that attackers stormed the facility around 10pm on Friday night bearing weapons and deployed grenades to gain access.
According to multiple sources and reports, all the prisoners in the facility were set free even as the warders keeping watch on the inmates scampered for safety when the gunmen attacked.
It was further gathered that after the attack, security agents have been mobilized to secure the area and track down the attackers.
The attack on the facility has been confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Olanrewaju Anjorin on Saturday.
While confirming the attack, he added that some of the escaping prisoners have been re-arrested by security officials deployed after the Friday night attack.
Anjorin who spoke to The Nation on phone added that officials were on their way to the attacked facility 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”.