Oyo State Medium Security Custodial Centre.
The Commander of the Nigerian Hunters Council, Oyo State Chapter, Comrade Taoheed Olanrewaju has revealed that the gunmen who invaded the prison in Oyo State came dressed in black facemasks and outfits to hide their identities.
Recall that the Abolongo Custodial Centre in Oyo State was attacked by gunmen suspected to be bandits around 10 pm on Friday, freeing all the inmates in the process.
Reacting to the attack, Olanrewaju, in a chat with Nigerian Tribune said he was called by his men around 9:55 pm that there were gunshots at the prison facility.
Some hunters in Oyo State. Credit: Google.
"I mobilized the men and got there around 10:23 pm. We met many operatives who had been shot. We rescued those we could. From where we lay, we could see them (gunmen) wearing black dresses and black masks. I saw up to 50 of them. One could see that there were well trained.
We knew they might want to flee through the back of the prison yard, so I told six of my men to go there and lie in wait.
As they silently moved, they sighted some of the attackers approaching and fired shots at them, bringing down two of them. But unknown to them, some of the attackers had laid in the surrounding bush and fired shots back at our men, killing two of them also.
On my side, I neutralized four of the attackers and also shot at the four tyres of one of the vehicles brought, but all the dead were taken away by the gang, while they also drove the bus away with its deflated tires, with its doors open. They were able to go with the bodies since there was no one to help me.
We saw them leading 3 men from the custodial centre. The men were protected in the front, back and both sides as they were being led away. When the inmates were released, I was the one who rescued the head of the inmates and helped the correction officers to put over 200 inmates in safe custody. By 4:30 am, we were out again to Owode junction. I got four of the inmates in a truck going to Ibadan from Ogbomoso. We found some android phones from them," he disclosed.
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