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‘Hoodlums’ burn down Igando, Ikotun police stations in Lagos

‘Hoodlums’ burn down Igando, Ikotun police stations in Lagos
October 21
21:21 2020

Suspected hoodlums have set the police stations in the Igando and Ikotun areas of Lagos state on fire.

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According to witnesses, the stations were set ablaze after the suspects clashed with the police on Wednesday afternoon.

Security operatives failed in their bid to repel the attacks on the stations.

In a statement on Wednesday, Muyiwa Adejobi, highlighted how suspected thugs wreaked havoc in different parts of the state.

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He said at least 10 stations had been set on fire across the state since violence marred the #EndSARS protests.

Adejobi did not include the two stations that were torched on Wednesday afternoon.

“The hoodlums, who have been causing mayhem in Lagos State, under the guise of the ongoing Endsars protest, have killed two policemen at Orile Police Station, wounded many at various stations and set ablaze ten (10) police formations across the state,” the statement read.

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“The violent and criminally-minded hoodlums descended on police stations/facilities and gruesomely murdered two policemen on Tuesday 20th October, 2020 and Wednesday 21st October, 2020, while others were critically injured. They looted the affected stations and carted away some valuables .

“Some of the other affected police stations include Idimu, Igando, Layeni, Denton, Ilenbe Hausa, Ajah, Amukoko, Ilasa, Cele Outpost under Ijesha, disbanded SARS officer under Ajegunle, Ebute-Ero Mushin (Olosan) where two policemen were shot by the hoodlums, Ojo and Ajegunle where 2 patrol vans each were set ablaze.

“Similarly, the hoodlums attacked three (3) new generation banks on Tuesday 20th October and Wednesday 21st October, 2020, respectively, and carted away unspecified amount of money while some parts of the banks were set on fire before they were dislodged, and some of them were arrested with the loots from the banks, including arms and ammunition.

“At Ajegunle Area, they burnt the Secretariat of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Council and some valuables including cars; and some other private medical and commercial centres were attacked.”

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The level of attacks witnessed across the state is unprecedented.

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