The Federal Government says operatives have recaptured some of the inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Abolongo, Oyo State.
Sola Fasure, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbosola, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
While the number of those who fled the facility is yet to be ascertained, Fasure revealed that some other escapees returned voluntarily.
However, some are still on the run.
“Security agencies are on the trail of the escaped inmates, while a joint security services manhunt has been launched immediately for the apprehension of the assailants,” he said in the statement.
“This has led to the capture of some of the inmates while others returned voluntarily. However, those who are on the run are advised to turn themselves in, as an escape from lawful custody is a serious offence. The full weight of the law will be brought on them when arrested.”
However, the government did not give the exact numbers of those rearrested and inmates who returned voluntarily.
TheNewsGuru.com, TNG reports that gunmen on Friday night attacked the custodial centre in Oyo State.
Several suspected criminals awaiting trial were freed by the gunmen during the incident that occurred at sundown on Friday.