Protests: Over 17 police stations burnt in Lagos state, says Official

Protests: Over 17 police stations burnt in Lagos state, says Official

- The Nigeria Police Force has recorded massive losses in the recent riots across the country

- The police in Lagos is taking stock of the losses recorded so far in the state

- Police authorities say its personnel have suffered psychological damages due to the attacks

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The Lagos police command on Friday, October 23 disclosed that 17 police stations were burnt in the state.

The police spokesperson in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed the information in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said some of the affected police stations include that of Idimu, Igando, Layeni, Denton, Ilenbe Hausa, Ajah, Amukoko, Ilasa, Cele Outpost, disbanded SARS office under Ajegunle, Ebute-Ero, Mushin, Ojo, Ikotun and Ojodu.

Protests: Over 17 police stations burnt in Lagos state, says Official
IGP Mommamed Adamu might need to focus on psychological sessions for police personnel. Photo credit: @PoliceNG
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Adejobi warned that the burning of several police stations across the state will lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects.

He also said that the morale of police officers across the state has dropped because of the psychological effects of watching their source of income go down the drain.

He urged the youth to put an end to the protest which he said had been hijacked by hoodlums to engage in an inter-rival gang war and looting with impunity.

In Delta, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has imposed a 48-hour curfew in the state following the arson and destruction of government property in Asaba by some youths disguising as protesters on Wednesday, October 21.

He also announced the closure of public and private primary and secondary schools in the state until Monday, November 2, 2020.

In Akwa Ibom, Governor Udom Emmanuel on Thursday, October 22 declared a curfew effective 9 pm till midday Friday, October 23.

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The governor said the action was taken to protect the lives and property of citizens and the restoration of law and order in Akwa Ibom state.

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