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Oyo prison attack: FG provides update on inmates recaptured, others

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The Federal Authorities on Saturday mentioned that safety operatives have recaptured among the inmates who escaped from the Medium Safety Custodial Centre in Abolongo, Oyo State, on Friday.

The Media Adviser to the Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, Sola Fasure, disclosed this in a press release on the weekend.

Whereas the variety of those that fled the correctional facility is but to be ascertained, Fasure additionally disclosed that another escapees returned voluntarily whereas some are nonetheless on the run.

He mentioned, “Safety businesses are on the path of the escaped inmates, whereas a joint safety providers manhunt has been launched instantly for the apprehension of the assailants.

“This has led to the seize of among the inmates whereas others returned voluntarily. Nonetheless, those that are on the run are suggested to show themselves in, as an escape from lawful custody is a critical offence. The total weight of the regulation can be introduced on them when arrested.”

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He added, “Armed squad unit members of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) and different safety businesses on guard on the facility engaged the attackers in a gun duel that lasted for 20 minutes earlier than they have been overpowered.”

“The attackers subsequently used grenades and different explosives to achieve entry into the awaiting trial part of the ability and let loose lots of the awaiting trial inmates. Different sections of the services have been left untouched.”

DAILY POST reviews that the ability, christened Abolongo Correctional Facility, was attacked by the gunmen Friday night.

The gunmen set all of the prisoners on the facility free through the assault.

The attackers stormed the ability at about 10 pm on Friday, utilizing grenades to achieve entry into the ability.

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