Oyo State Police detonates bomb discovered at Medium Security Custodial Centre


Oyo state police detonated a bomb discovered at the Medium Security Custodial Centre.

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.

It was reported that officers of the custodial centre discovered the bomb and they invited the Bomb Disposal Unit of the police whose officers came to carry out the detonation of the material.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, Lanre Anjorin, who confirmed the detonation of the bomb affirmed that there was no casualty as it was a controlled detonation.

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.”

It should be recalled that hoodlums had on Friday night invaded the prison with explosive devices and guns.