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Governor Makinde visits Abolongo prison, says investigation ongoing

Governor Makinde visits Abolongo prison, says investigation ongoing

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, visited the Abolongo Correctional Center at Oyo city, saying that authorities will take fast steps to guard the power.

Recall that gunmen attacked the correctional centre at about 10pm on Friday, October 22 and set most of the prisoners free. Some of the fleeing inmates have been recaptured whereas others returned voluntarily. 

The Governor, whereas talking after an inspection of the attacked centre, mentioned that he has ordered that the primary highway resulting in the power be instantly graded.

An announcement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Governor Makinde additionally promised to put in safety cameras within the facility and hyperlink identical with the safety state of affairs room within the state.

“This is shocking and, unfortunately, we lost a soldier and an Amotekun Operative. Another person is on danger list at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, as we speak,” the Governor mentioned.


“In the primary, investigation continues to be on-going and we can’t say exactly whether or not that is an remoted occasion or the start of a wider problem that we have now to take care of. But regardless of the case is, we have now made an evaluation and brought some fast selections.


“We have requested that the primary highway to this facility be graded instantly. We will place safety cameras right here and hyperlink it again to our safety state of affairs room. It isn’t just just for this facility however for different correctional services within the state.


“We are additionally making a listing of vital state property that we have to monitor and I’ve additionally requested that the doorway and exit factors into the state be monitored. We nonetheless have virtually 300 criminals which are on the free within the state. So, efforts will nonetheless proceed to try to apprehend the criminals and convey them again right here.


About the high-profile suspects right here, persons are very fast to begin speaking about conspiracy theories. What I can say is that investigation continues to be on. Yes, there have been excessive profile criminals that had been held on this facility.


Again, I’ll attraction that our folks ought to be calm. We have challenges across the nation – banditry, insurgency and terrorism. And we will solely take care of these points when we have now the folks in alignment with what the management is attempting to do.


“So, they should please believe that their leaders will tell them the exact situation of things at the appropriate time.”


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