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Jailbreak: Police defuse bomb found at Oyo prison

The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

The police in Oyo State on Tuesday defused a bomb discovered at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Oyo.

The bomb was said to be one of the explosive materials planted at the place by the hoodlums during the deadly attack unleashed on the facility on Friday night.

Officers of the custodial centre were said to have discovered the bomb and they invited the Bomb Disposal Unit of the police whose officers came to carry out the defusion of the material.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, Lanre Anjorin, confirmed the difusion of the bomb to our correspondent.

He said there was no casualty as it was a controlled diffusion.

The PRO said, “It is true that a bomb was detonated at the custodial centre in Oyo today ( Tuesday). But the bomb disposal unit of the police was responsible for the detonation of the material.

“Our officers discovered that there was an explosive planted outside the facility and the police were invited. So, no cause for alarm.”

Hoodlums had on Friday night invaded the prison with explosive devices and guns. They eventually pulled down parts of the facility and freed some inmates.

While some of the inmates who escaped had returned voluntarily, some others were re-arrested and brought back by security agents.

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