Hoodlums killed two officers, destroyed properties – Lagos police

Police said hoodlums killed two officers and invaded many stations in Lagos
Ernest Sunday

 The Lagos State Police command has revealed that hoodlums who pretended to be participating in the EndSARS protest killed two police officers and destroyed many properties.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi revealed the attack by the hoodlums on Wednesday and said that they invaded many police stations in Lagos.

According to Adejobi, the police divisions attacked were Idimu, Igando, Layeni, Denton, Ilemba Hausa, Ajah, Amukoko, Ilasa, Cele Outpost.

He added that they attacked many banks in Lagos and looted some money while they set some banks ablaze. Adejobi said that some of the hoodlums were arrested with arms and ammunitions.

“Similarly, the hoodlums attacked three new generation banks on Tuesday, October 20, and Wednesday, October 21, 2020, and carted away unspecified amount of money, while some parts of the banks were set on fire before they were dislodged, " Adejobi said.

"Some of them were arrested with the loots from the banks, as well as arms and ammunition.

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

“Today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the hoodlums again launched a series of attacks on many facilities within Lagos State, such as the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Shoprite Ajah, Nigerian Ports Authority head office, Marina, the governor mother’s house at Akerele.

"Others include VIO/Federal Road Safety Corps’ offices at Ojodu, magistrates’ courts, Igbosere, TVC station, the Nation Newspapers office, and many other shops/malls were looted,” Adejobi added.

He disclosed that four people were injured while others lost their lives.

The police spokesman vowed that the police would continue to look for those hoodlums and make sure that they are arrested.

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