Gunmen attacked the correctional facility in Abolongo, Oyo town on Friday night, freeing several inmates.
According to sources, the gunmen arrived at the centre around 10pm, using hand grenades to gain access into the prison. She said warders were caught unawares and could not stop the attackers.
Lanre Anjorin, the public relations officer of the correctional centre, confirmed the attack. He said the authorities were still assessing the situation to ascertain the number of prisoners that escaped and damage done to the building.
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