- The commissioner of police in Anambra has opened up on the total casualties and damages during the violence that erupted in the state
- John Abang said 4 police officers were killed, 11 stations were burnt by the hoodlums who hijacked #EndSARS protest
- The police commissioner also revealed that the hoodlums carted away motorcycles, ammunition, and other valuables
Following the recent violence that erupted in Anambra state, the police commissioner, John Abang stated that not less than four officers were killed while two were injured.
In a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Abang made the disclosure on Wednesday, October 28, during the parade of 17 suspected hoodlums.
According to the police commissioner, 11 stations were burned while 6 vandalised after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
While noting that about 20 vehicles were razed, Abang added that the hoodlums carted away motorcycles, ammunition, and other valuables.
He also said that the lives of police officers in the state were still in danger as hoodlums were still on their trail and most cannot go home.
“The hoodlums set ablaze 11 Police Stations, vandalised six, burnt over 20 vehicles, including patrol and exhibit vehicles and an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).
“The Police also lost some rifles during the attacks. In the course of these heinous acts, the hoodlums murdered four police officers, including the DPO of Osumenyi Division, CSP Akpan Joseph, ASP Agu Micheal, the Station Officer and a young Police Corporal, Udegbunam Sunday Celestine, while leaving two others injured.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Police Force announced that six of its operatives were killed during the violent confrontation between the officers and suspected hoodlums.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday, October 27, the Lagos commissioner of police Hakeem Odumosu also said four people were killed while 38 cops were injured in the state.
Odumosu, who made this known while parading 520 suspects arrested over alleged role in the destruction and looting, further disclosed that 16 police stations were burnt and 13 vandalised.
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