UPDATE: The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Olayinka Balogun has denied that explosives were used in the attack, but admitted that the fierce gun firing from guards at the prison must have been mistaken for bombs by people around the vicinity of the prison.
Mr. Balogun stated that two inmates have been arrested stating that everything is now under control at the prison.
Suspected criminals today bombed the federally-operated maximum security prison in Oko, Edo state. The attack carried out unidentified person reportedly triggered escape by some inmates.
Anonymous security sources said that the attackers bomber the gate of the prison after which they exchanged gunfire with prison guards on duty.
We could not ascertain the number of escaped inmates or casualty at the facility as SaharaReporters calls to the police commissioner in the state were not answered.