Hoodlums set ablaze Ojodu police station in Lagos

Hoodlums set ablaze Ojodu police station in Lagos

- Ojodu police station in Berger area of Lagos has been set ablaze

-The hoodlums who carried out the act were reported to have overpowered police personnel in the station

- Also, the criminals looted shops in the area

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As the destruction of government properties continues in Lagos state, another police station has reportedly been set ablaze by hoodlums in Lagos state.

Ojodu police station was reported to have been set on fire by the hoodlums after they overpowered security operatives, The Cable reports.

Also, the hoodlums were reported to have taken advantage of the situation to loot shops close to the station.

According to traders there, the hoodlums stole and destroyed goods worth millions of naira.

Close to 10 police stations have been attacked since trouble escalated in Lagos following the shooting of peaceful protesters in Lekki area of the state.

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Hoodlums set ablaze Ojodu police station in Lagos
Ojodu police station in Berger area of Lagos has been set ablaze following EndSARS protest. Credit: Vanguard
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Also, the Nigerian Correctional Service in Ikoyi was attacked by suspected hoodlums.

Facilities at the prisons were torched as the hoodlums made attempts to break into prison cells.

“The prison is on fire, everyone running for safety now,” the news outlet reports, quoting a source.

In another development, Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa local government of Ondo state has been attacked by hoodlums who took to the street to destroy government properties.

According to an eyewitness who spoke with Legit.ng, the hoodlums have destroyed the local government secretariat and the police station.

Reports have it that no fewer than seven vehicles were also burnt.

Meanwhile, with Lekki shooting still gaining momentum amid floodgates of reactions globally, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu lifted the lids on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the toll gate incident.

Recall that there were reports that CCTV was taken away and the lights turned off before soldiers descended on the protesters at the tollgates.

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Speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, October 22, the Lagos state governor stated that "nobody ordered" the removal of the camera and turning off the light contrary to the circulation on the social media.

Sanwo-Olu said there was the security of LCC on the ground and added that what looked like a camera are "necessary installation" removed due to 24-hour curfew imposed on the state over repeated attacks of hoodlums.

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