The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service has said 837 awaiting trial inmates escaped from the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo Town, when suspected gunmen attacked the facility.
Its Public Relations Officer, Olanrewaju Anjorin, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Ibadan.
Mr Anjorin informed that all the 837 awaiting trial inmates were freed by the attackers, pointing out that the cell housing the convicts and the inmates were not vandalised.
He also stated that a total of 262 escaped inmates had been recaptured, while 575 were still at large.
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