- An EndSARS protest in Iseyin community of Oyo state has taken a violent turn
- A police station was set ablaze by self-sponsored thugs, causing violence under the guise of the demonstration
- Bank of Agriculture, Custom base, Immigration unit, VIO base and other public assets were plundered and vandalised
An EndSARS protest in Iseyin local government area of Oyo state on Thursday, October 22, took a violent turn as suspected hoodlums vandalised private properties and public facilities, plunging the community into anxiety.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the hoodlums, bearing different arms and weapons, began the attack on the community at exactly 9am on Thursday morning.
Machinating their violence under the guise of EndSARS protest, this publication also reported that the thugs invaded a police station in the community and brought the building down to ruins before setting it ablaze.
Motorcycles, Keke Napep and other items including guns were carted away as security operatives fled the station amid mounting tension.
A repeated check by Legit.ng furthered showed that apart from the police station which was set aflame, Nigeria Custom base, Immigration Service office, Civil Defence building, Bank of Agriculture (BoA), shops and private businesses were also attacked and extremely looted.
Speaking on the unfortunate development, Assistant Controller Ogunwole, the unit commander of Iseyin border patrol, said the attack caught his men unaware.
The Immigration Service boss further stated that hoodlums invaded the office and carted away both government and private properties.
He added that three motorcycles were stolen while the unit's Hilux bus, Polaris vehicle, among others were damaged by the hoodlums.
"The hoodlums invaded this place and carted away both privates and government properties. They took away three machines (motorcycles), went to our quarters along Oyo road and carted away our belongings.
"Factually, everything here is gone. There is nothing we can do to stop them than to try and save our own lives. In fact, all our phones are gone. Everybody is just trying to play safe. It is a general phenomenon."
Assistant Controller Ogunwole, however, said none of his men was attacked.
Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid a visit to various scenes of destruction across Lagos state for the assessment of vandalised public assets and private properties during the hijacked EndSARS protest.
It would be recalled that many properties including the palace of Oba of Lagos state were looted and destroyed as the ongoing demonstration against the brutality of the police took a violent turn.
In the spirit of responsive leadership, Governor Sanwo-Olu, his deputy Obafemi Hamzat and top officials of the current Lagos government visited the destruction areas for "on-the-spot assessment."
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