At least two security personnel lost their lives during Friday night’s jailbreak at the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo State.
Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed this in a state broadcast he delivered on Saturday evening.
No fewer than 837 inmates were said to have escaped after heavily-armed men attacked the correctional center with explosives.
Spokesperson for the Nigeria Correctional Service, Oyo State command, Olanrewaju Anjorin, announced earlier that 262 out of the 836 escaped inmates had been recaptured.
Giving an update on the incident, Governor Makinde said a corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Burst and an operative of the Oyo State Amotekun Corps, Tijani Sadiq Babatunde, were killed while responding to the attack.
“Aside from the two lives lost, we had several operatives injured. I must mention that one of our Amotekun female volunteers, Shukurat Omoba, is presently in critical condition.
“I have visited her at the hospital, and we are deploying all state resources to ensure that she survives this. Please, let us all join in prayer for her speedy and complete recovery,” he said.