- The violence trailing #EndSARS protest in Ondo state has claimed three lives; two policemen and one civilian
- This was announced by the state's commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami
- Salami has also paraded 18 suspects in connection to the massive looting and destruction witnessed in the southwest state
Following the violence which trailed the #EndSARS protest in Ondo, the state police command has confirmed the death of two policemen and one civilian.
The Nation reported that the Ondo state commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami, disclosed this while parading 18 suspected looters and arsonists.
Bolaji said one of the policemen was killed and burnt inside his car in Ondo town while the other one was killed in Ore, another town in the state.
The police chief said the civilian casualty was one of the three-man gang that attempted to rob a new generation bank in Ondo town.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that suspected hoodlums set the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on fire.
The spokesman for the Ondo APC, Alex Kalejaiye, who confirmed the attack on Wednesday, October 21, said the protest was no longer about the demand to end SARS.
Kalejaiye accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of orchestrating the attack.
However, the secretariat of the PDP in the state was also razed by hoodlums in the state capital.
Two vehicles parked within the premises of the Ondo PDP secretariat were also razed.
In his reaction, the PDP spokesman in the state, Kenney Peretei, described the action as barbaric.
Peretei said it was shocking for the party’s secretariat to be razed a few hours after the APC accused it of burning its secretariat.
Meanwhile, the Ondo state government has announced the lifting of the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.
This is with effect from Saturday, October 24, as Donald Ojogo, commissioner for Information and Orientation, wrote in a press statement made available to Legit.ng.
He said the decision to lift the curfew follows consultations between the governor and security chiefs in the state.
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