The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has confirmed the assault on the Abolongo Custodial Centre, in Oyo State, by a giant variety of heavily-armed gunmen on Friday, October 22.
In an announcement launched by his media aide, Sola Fasure, Aregbesola mentioned the armed squad unit members of the Nigerian Correctional Service and different safety companies on guard on the facility engaged the attackers in a gun duel that lasted for 20 minutes earlier than they had been overpowered after the attackers used grenades and different explosives to realize entry into the awaiting trial part of the ability and let loose lots of the awaiting trial inmates. Other sections of the amenities had been left untouched.
Aregbesola mentioned safety companies are on the path of the escaped inmates, whereas a joint safety companies manhunt has been launched instantly for the apprehension of the assailants.
He confirmed that a number of the fleeing inmates have been recaptured whereas others returned voluntarily. The Minister suggested these who’re on the run to show themselves in, as an escape from lawful custody is a critical offence.