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Oyo prison attack: ‘I am worried’ – Buhari

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The senator representing Oyo North senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate, Abdulfatai Buhari, on Wednesday expressed worry over the attack on one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.

The Abolongo prison attack occurred last Friday, with many inmate freed — although, authorities say a lot of them have now been recaptured.

“The jailbreak of Correctional Service Centre, Abolongo, Oyo, Oyo state on Friday, 22nd of October 2021 remains condemned. For gunmen to stage such deadly attack that freed inmates of the centre and resulted in the death of a soldier and another officer of Amotekun was the peak of occurrence of insecurity in Oyo state if a fortified institution like the correctional centre could be breached in a broad daylight by now-at-large gunmen,” Buhari wrote on his known Facebook page.

“The security implication of this jailbreak is enormous as criminals who are serving jail terms or awaiting trials have found their way back to the society, and could continue in their criminal acts. I am worried over this.

“I therefore charge all our security agencies to intensify their manhunt for these escaped prisoners and leave no stone unturned in their bids to arrest the criminals that staged the prison break. Government should as a matter of urgency put in place measures to forestall the recurrence of this criminal act and others in all our public institutions and the country at large.

“Security is said to be everybody’s responsibility. At this time, I enjoy residence of our dear state, Oyo state, to collaborate with security agencies by reporting any suspicious individual or group found around. This will hasten restoration of peace and order.”

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