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Lagos state Police command says hoodlums have killed two policemen at Orile Police Station, injured many personnel at various stations and razed 10 police formations across the state.
The police said the hoodlums attacked three new generation banks on Tuesday and Wednesday, carting away unspecified amount of money while some parts of the bank buildings were also set on fire .
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Wednesday other places affected include ; the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Shoprite Ajah, Nigerian Port Authority head office Marina, the Governor’s mother’s house at Akerele, VIO/Federal Road Safety Corps offices at Ojodu, Lagos State, Magistrate Courts, Igbosere, TVC station, the Nation Newspapers office, and many other shops/malls were looted.
Adejobi said the hoodlums wrecked havoc in some parts of the state under the guise of the #EndSARS protests,adding that the violent and criminally-minded hoodlums descended on police stations/facilities and gruesomely murdered two policemen on Tuesday and Wednesday while critically injuring many others.
He said the thugs looted the affected police stations and carted away some valuables.
He said some of the other affected police stations, according to the statement, include Idimu, Igando, Layeni, Denton, Ilenbe Hausa, Ajah, Amukoko, Ilasa, Cele outpost under Ijesha, disbanded SARS office under Ajegunle, Ebute-Ero Mushin (Olosan), where two policemen were shot by the hoodlums; Ojo and Ajegunle, where two patrol vans each were set ablaze.
The Lagos police spokesman said the hoodlums were later dislodged, and some of them arrested with the loots from the banks, including arms and ammunition.
Adejobi said at the Ajegunle Area, the thugs burnt the Secretariat of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Council and looted some valuables, including cars.
Some other private medical and commercial centres were attacked.
“Today, Wednesday 21st October, 2020, the hoodlums again launched series of attack on many facilities within Lagos State such as the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Shoprite Ajah, Nigerian Port Authority head office Marina, the Governor’s mother’s house at Akerele, VIO/Federal Road Safety Corps offices at Ojodu, Lagos State, Magistrate Courts, Igbosere, TVC station, the Nation Newspapers office, and many other shops/malls were looted,” the police spokesman added.
He added, “Generally, due to the persistent attacks and mayhem caused by the hoodlums, four(4) people have been injured while others lost their lives.
“The Command wishes to reiterate that in as much as we respect people’s opinions and rights, it will not allow the present situation degenerate to anarchy and general insecurity where hoodlums will have free rein to kill, destroy and loot people’s property with impunity.
“The command will repel any group of individuals that might want to continue with these heinous and barbaric acts across the state.