Unknown gunmen have launched an attack against the Abolongo correctional facility located in Oyo, Oyo State.
Naija News 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”.
In another news, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been accused of attacking 164 police stations and killing 175 security operatives across the country.
Naija News reports that the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.
Malami stated that a Presidential Ad-hoc Committee which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate activities of the IPOB came up with the figures.
He noted that 175 security personnel killed comprised of 128 Policemen, 37 military personnel and 10 other security operatives.
The minister alleged that Kanu’s broadcasts fuelled the #EndSARS protests that led to the destruction of public facilities, including the attack on the Oba of Lagos.
He, however, disclosed that information on countries supporting Kanu and the IPOB would be made public in due time.