Suspected gunmen have attacked one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.
According to reports, the facility, christened ‘Abolongo Correctional Facility’, was attacked by the gunmen on Friday evening.
It was learnt that the gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack.
According to a Daily Post report on Saturday the attackers stormed the facility at about 10pm on Friday.
It was gathered that the attackers used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.
Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin confirmed the attack on Saturday.
Anjorin in a telephone conversation said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to access the level of damage.
He said: “Yes. It has been confirmed that the attack actually happened.
“And right now, the comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and other top officers are assessing the situation.
“But, I can confirm to you that the incident actually happened.”