Unknown gunmen have launched an attack against the Abolongo correctional facility located in Oyo, Oyo State, FirstNews has gathered.
The attackers reportedly stormed the prison facility around 10pm on Friday night, brandishing rifles and other dangerous weapons, as they deployed grenades to gain access.
According to multiple sources and reports, all the prisoners in the facility were set free even as the warders keeping watch on the inmates scampered for safety when the gunmen attacked.
It was further gathered that after the attack, security agents were mobilised to secure the area and track down the attackers.
But the attackers were long gone before the arrival of security agents, while most of the freed inmates had also reportedly bolted.
The latest attack is coming barely a month after suspected terrorists attacked Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State, killed security agents on guard and ordered all the prisoners to go home.