EndSARS protest: Hoodlums set Lagos police station ablaze

EndSARS protest: Hoodlums set Lagos police station ablaze

- Lagos state has been thrown into pandemonium by suspected thugs

- Hoodlums operating under the guise of EndSARS protest have burnt down Apapa Iganmu police station

- The unfortunate incident happened around 9am on Tuesday amid ongoing demonstration against police brutality nationwide

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A police station located in Apapa Iganmu, Orile-Iganmu local government area Lagos state, has been burnt down by people suspected to be hoodlums.

An eyewitness disclosed that the hoodlums arrived at the station on Tuesday, October 20, around 9am and started attacking the building.

Viral video of the unfortunate incident showed the station on fire with people surrounding it. No police officer, however, was in the building as at the time the suspected thugs invaded the station.

Legit.ng notes that since Monday, October 19, hoodlums on the pretence of fighting police brutality have been wreaking havoc and vandalising government properties including police buildings.

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In Edo, two correctional centres were attacked, with the jailbreak seeing many prisoners escape as the suspected thugs overpowered the security operatives.

EndSARS protest: Hoodlums set Lagos police station ablaze
Hoodlums set Lagos police station ablaze amid ongoing EndSARS protest. Credit: Twitter (Lagos report)
Source: Twitter

This forced Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government to impose a 24-hour curfew on the state.

The destruction of the police station in Lagos state is another faceless effort by the hoodlums to create scenes of anarchy in the country.

Ayo Micheal, spokesperson of the local government where the destruction occurred, confirmed the incident as police also promised to release statement on the development.

“Yes, the station has been attacked. The burnt Station is in Apapa Iganmu but serviced both Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state as suspected hoodlums continued to unleash mayhem under the guise of EndSARS protest.

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The decision was announced on Tuesday, October 20, in a series of tweets by the Lagos state governor following repeated attacks by thugs.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who noted that the protest has been hijacked, said the government will not watch and allow anarchy in Lagos state.

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