Yorubaland’s Aareonakakanfo, Gani Adams, condemned the attack on the Oyo city prison, saying the invasion was a national embarrassment.
Suspected bandits reportedly attacked the Abolongo correctional center in Oyo town on Friday evening, releasing an unknown number of inmates at the facility.
Reacting in a statement by his special media assistant Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, the Yoruba Generalissimo said that the invasion of Oyo city prison by bandits exposed the poor security situation in the country.
He also expressed concern about the situation, adding that Oyo State and the whole of the Southwest had never experienced such an attack for a very long time.
Recalling that the same situation also occurred in Kabba, in Kogi state, Adams warned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Baba, to protect the prisons in the southwest.
âThe city of Oyo has never recorded such an incident in its long history. It is unfortunate that the insecurity has triggered various types of threats, âhe said.
Adams added: âAfter the attack on the train bound for Abuja and the attack on Oyo prison, there is no doubt that the bandits are playing out a scenario that will later engulf the whole nation.
âIt is indeed very ridiculous to hear such unsavory news coming from the old city. However, I would like to express my concern to Kabiesi, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Oyo State government.
âI also take this opportunity to urge the Inspector General of Police to review the security situation in Oyo and resolve the issue in the most professional manner. Oyo State is very sensitive to the southwest and we cannot continue to live in fear.