The federal government has appealed to Nigerians to help in locating the inmates who escaped from the Abolongo medium custodial centre in Oyo state.
Consequently, the the ministry of interior has released their names and photographs.
On October 22, gunmen had attacked the correctional facility in Abolongo, Oyo town, freeing several inmates. According to Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, 907 inmates escaped, and some of them have been re-arrested.
Speaking on efforts to find the escaped inmates, Aregbesola had also said the details would be forwarded to Interpol and border posts all over the work.
The details of those who escaped from the prison was released by the ministry of interior on Friday, October 29, in a post on its verified Facebook page.
“Names and faces of wanted persons who escaped from the Oyo Custodial Centre on Friday, October 22, 2021,” the post reads.
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“Please note that these persons are dangerous! Kindly contact the nearest police station or security agency close to you when you sight any of these persons. Note: It is a crime punishable under the law to render any form of assistance to these persons.”
Here are some of the wanted criminals.
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As of Monday night, over 150 other escapee inmates were still at large. The newspaper citing inside sources noted that some of the prisoners had voluntarily returned to the centre.
It was gathered that others, after realising the implication of their action, surrendered by themselves at the palace. The Kogi state Vigilance Service also claimed to have arrested some inmates that were freed by gunmen in the bushes.
According to Haileru Dan Baba, the comptroller general, an investigation has been launched into the incident.
Kogi prison attack: Yahaya Bello reads riot act to assailants, condoles with families
In another report, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has read the riot act to armed groups in Kogi to steer clear of the state, assuring that his administration will not relent in flushing out criminal gangs in its domain.
The governor made the declaration following the recent attack by armed men on the Medium Federal Correctional Centre in Kabba.
He stated this through his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, who paid an on-the-spot tour at the facility on Tuesday, September 14 in the company of some security chiefs in the state.