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Oyo Prison attack: 262 inmates recaptured, 575 still at large – NCS

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The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) has stated that no fewer than 262 out of the inmates that escaped throughout an assault of its facility in Oyo city have been recaptured.

The NCS made this disclosure in an announcement issued by Olanrewaju Anjorin, Public Relations Officer of NCS within the state.

DAILY POST had earlier reported how some suspected gunmen attacked one of many services of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.

The correctional facility which was christened Abolongo Correctional Centre and positioned in Oyo city was attacked Friday night.

The ability, which was established in 2007 has the capability to accommodate solely 160 inmates.

It was gathered that the gunmen, throughout the assault set all of the awaiting trial individuals free.

The attackers attacked the ability with grenades to realize entry and set the inmates free.

The correctional heart had a inhabitants of 907 when it was attacked.

Of this quantity, awaiting trial individuals had been 837.

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However, Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) within the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin, has stated {that a} whole of 262 awaiting trial individuals have been recaptured.

He confirmed that each one awaiting trial detainees had been pressured out of custody throughout the assault.

He nonetheless added that the cells housing the convicts and the feminine inmates weren’t vandalised.

Anjorin within the assertion made obtainable to DAILY POST Saturday night added that 575 inmates are nonetheless at massive.

He stated, “The Oyo Medium Safety Custodial Centre, in Oyo State, was attacked by but to be recognized gunmen at about 2130hrs on Friday twenty second October, 2021.

“The invaders had been stated to have arrived the Centre closely armed with refined weapons and after a fierce encounter with officers on guard, gained entrance into the yard utilizing dynamite to blast the wall.

“Whereas all of the awaiting trial detainees had been pressured out of custody, the cells housing the convicts and the feminine inmates weren’t vandalised.

“In the meantime, a complete of 262 of the escapees have been recaptured leaving 575 nonetheless at massive. Following the directives of the Controller Basic of Corrections, Haliru Nababa mni, the State Controller, Noel Ailewon has commenced the method of search and recapture after visiting the scene of the incident.

“Oyo Custodial Centre was established in 2007 with a capability of 160 inmates however on the time of assault, had a complete inhabitants of 907. Of this quantity, awaiting trial individuals had been 837 representing 92% with simply 64 convicts”.

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