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EXCLUSIVE: How Fulani Bandits Coordinated Attacks On Oyo Correctional Facility To Free Warlord Wakili, Other Criminal Herdsmen In Detention



The assault on the Abolongo correctional facility, Oyo city in Oyo State was deliberate and carried out by Fulani gunmen, believed additionally to be invading bandits, SaharaReporters has learnt.

Prime jail officers advised SaharaReporters on Saturday that the gunmen carried out the assault to free the detained infamous Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili and different legal Fulani herdsmen within the facility.

SaharaReporters, nonetheless, reported that lots of of inmates used the chance of the assault which was carried out round 10pm on Friday, to flee from the power.

Sources advised SaharaReporters that the gunmen, three days earlier than the Friday invasion, struck in Ogbomoso, a neighbouring city to Oyo, and the safety operatives had been absolutely conscious of their presence within the space.

“The assault in Oyo final night time from the Ogbomosho axis was a well-coordinated Fulani assault geared toward securing the discharge of Wakili, the terrorist whom (Sunday Adeyemo) Igboho drove away from Ibarapa. I’m knowledgeable by my workers and really dependable those that he was the thing of that assault final night time at about 10pm,” one of many prime supply stated. 

“The remainder was simply drama. My safety workers advised me the gunmen struck three days in the past on the Oyo-Ogbomosho Street and round that point, their unusual faces had been additionally seen round an space the boys described to me. This was a well-coordinated assault with the target to free Wakili and different Fulani inmates,” he added.  

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the doorway to the jail was blown with an explosive machine whereas safety officers on the jail fled for his or her security.

Talking with SaharaReporters on telephone, the spokesman of the NCS, Olanrewaju Anjorin, had stated; “Sure. It has been confirmed that the assault really occurred. And proper now, the Comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and different prime officers are assessing the state of affairs. However I can affirm to you that the incident really occurred.”

On March 7, a joint workforce of Ibarapa safety operatives, together with the Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and different teams had arrested the infamous Fulani warlord terrorising Oyo communities, Wakili.  

Wakili had been arrested after a number of makes an attempt leading to a gun battle.

There had been experiences that Wakili and his gang had been concerned within the killings and kidnapping of a number of individuals in Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo State.

Wakili was nabbed barely seven days after his second-in-command, Isiaka Muhammadu, was arrested alongside 4 others.

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, had confirmed Wakili’s arrest in an announcement.

On June 7, no fewer than 17 individuals had been reportedly shot useless by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen at Igangan, within the Ibarapa North LGA.

Residents had stated the hoodlums invaded the city on bikes round 11pm in an assault which continued till round 3am on Sunday.

They’d fingered Wakili’s males on a revenge mission to be behind the assault.

At dawn, residents reportedly noticed corpses of kids and adults littered some locations within the city, whereas homes and automobiles, together with a truck loaded with cassava flour, had been razed by the attackers.

The Convener, Igangan Growth Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, had stated the gunmen set fireplace to homes to drive out the individuals, after which they opened fireplace on them.

He stated the federal government didn’t take the safety significantly, including that they’d reported that the herdsmen had been planning to assault them.  


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