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OYO: NCS confirms Abolongo jailbreak

THE Nigeria Correctional Service has confirmed an attack on Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town which led to the release of inmates.

Olarewaju Anjorin, the Public Relations Officer of the NCS in the state, this morning confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan.

Anjorin said that the attack happened around 9.50 p.m yesterday.

It was gathered that the attackers were heavily armed and engaged the guards in a fierce gun battle before freeing some inmates.

Anjorin said: “Yes, I can confirm to you that the place was attacked and some of the awaiting inmates were set free.

“I am there right now with the Controller and some other senior officers doing assessment of the damage done to the facility.

“Now, we cannot ascertain the numbers of the inmates freed or people that get injured, but definitely, I will be giving you an update later.”

NAN

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