According to reports, unknown gunmen allegedly attacked the Federal Prisons, Ado Ekiti on Sunday night, killing at least 1 prison official and releasing associates.
The gang who were said to be about 60, had stormed the prisons located at Afao Ekiti Road, Ado Ekiti on Sunday night at about 10.30pm.They were said to have freed their wounded colleagues who were earlier remanded in the prison by authorities.
The number of those freed could not, however, be ascertained at the time of this report.
A local leader of the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Mr Ade Adeniyi (Apase) was at the prison at the time of the attack. He was, however, said to have remained inside the prison even as other inmates fled.
The gang were said to have used an explosive to blow up the main gate of the prison before they could gain entrance into the prison yard.
They equally killed all the 20 sniffer dogs tied in front of the gate.
The gang was said to have come to the prison premises in seven Hilux trucks, brandishing dangerous weapons such as cudgels, cutlasses, AK 47 rifles , charms and chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they shot sporadically into the air .
We further gathered that the gunshots and the bombing were so intense that the inmates had to run in different directions to prevent being hit by stray bullets.