- At least two policemen at the Oyigbo Police Station in Rivers were killed on Wednesday, October 21
- The station was also burnt down by thugs who have now hijacked the EndSARS protest in the state
- An eyewitness told journalists that the attack was a revenge move for an EndSARS protester who was allegedly killed in Lagos
The Oyigbo police station in Rivers was on Wednesday, October 21, set ablaze by some unknown arsonists in the state.
Daily Trust reports that not less than two policemen lost their lives in the strike by the thugs who attacked the station along the Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway and set ablaze an armoured vehicle which had an officer inside.
The attackers also shot dead another policeman while his colleagues took to their heels in the early hours of Wednesday.
The sad incident was confirmed by the police spokesman in the command, Nnamdi Omoni, who told journalists that the commissioner, Joseph Mukan, will be at the scene for preliminary investigation.
Moreover, an eyewitness who preferred anonymity told newsmen:
“It started in the midnight of Tuesday when we started hearing gunshots. Bullets were flying from all directions and we took cover because my house was very close to the police station.
“I overheard them shouting that they were on a revenge mission over the killing of innocent protesters in Lagos. They set the armoured police tank in front of the police station with the driver inside ablaze.
“They shut their way into the station before setting the police station ablaze. One other police officer was also shot dead. We did not sleep at night."
Meanwhile, thugs in Abuja who were perpetrating violence in the guise of EndSARS protesters on Tuesday, October 20, burnt down the Dutse Makaranta police station in the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This act of violence on the part of the hoodlums was an off-shoot of the clash that ensued between them and some policemen earlier on Saturday, October 17, which reportedly resulted in the death of one of the protesters, Anthony Onome.
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