Mr. Sola Fasure, the media advisor to Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Fasure said that security officers on duty, consisting of 15 soldiers, 10 police officers and 10 armed on-duty guards fought valiantly to repel the attack.
He said that, regrettably, two more security officers were brought to justice, while a soldier and a police officer were killed in the attack. < / p>
“The facility had 294 inmates at the time of the attack, many of whom fled after the armed men destroyed three sides of the fence with explosives.
” The remaining 28 inmates who didn’t Meanwhile, some of the escaped prisoners have also voluntarily returned to the facility this morning, “he added.
The minister’s media advisor said that the General Controller of the Nigeria Cor Rectional Service (NCOs), Haliru Nababa was currently overseeing the situation.
Fasure added that the facility was being assessed to determine the extent of the damage.
“A Rapid Reaction Center has been established activated and a special task force mobilized to recover escaped detainees while an inter-agency security task force is tracking down the armed men who attacked the facility. as the situation is under pressure control. “
Fasure quoted the minister who assured citizens that the Nigerian security forces would find the attackers and bring them to justice.
” We will do nothing leave no stone unturned to bring the inmate back into custody. We also inform INTERPOL with their details in case one of them tries to flee outside our shores.
“We urge people, especially the communities around the detention center, to be vigilant and all strange cases to report suspicious persons or activities to the nearest law enforcement agency.
“For escaping inmates, escaping from legal custody is a serious offense.
” Law enforcement agencies and citizens are legally authorized to use whatever means necessary to arrest you and bring you to justice.
“So you should know what you are dealing with. However, you are entitled to damage limitation if you deliberately present yourself to the nearest law enforcement agency, ”said Aregbesola.