BREAKING: Tension, Gunshots in Ipaja Lagos as '100' Hoodlums Attack Police Station, Deaths Recorded

BREAKING: Tension, Gunshots in Ipaja Lagos as '100' Hoodlums Attack Police Station, Deaths Recorded

  • No fewer than 100 hoodlums have reportedly attacked a police station in Ipaja area of Lagos state
  • reports that the attack led to gunshots being fired by the security operatives to disperse the rampaging hoodlums
  • Details of the attack are still sketchy but media reports say some of the hoodlums were gunned down journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Ipaja, Lagos state - Hoodlums, reportedly numbering over 100, on Monday morning, May 27, attacked Alogolo police station in Ipaja, Lagos state.

According to The Nation, the attack led to the exchange of gunshots during which some of the hoodlums were killed.

Lagos: Hoodlums attack Ipaja police station
Over 100 hoodlums reportedly attacked a police station in Lagos on Monday, May 27. Photo credit: Benjamin Hundeyin
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The Punch also noted the attack.

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The attack created tension in the area and elicited conversations on social media platforms, especially on X (formerly known as Twitter). understands that additional police operatives have been deployed.

Ipaja attack: Police spokesman reacts

Police spokesman in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, told Channels Television that the attackers were Okada riders, who went against an enforcement carried out by operatives of the command.

Hundeyin added that officers and men of the Ipaja division put up strict resistance against the attack. He, however, did not confirm if any life was lost during the incident.

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Hoodlums bomb police station in Anambra

In a related development, reported that there was tension Neni community as hoodlums set ablaze a police station and the headquarters of the Anaocha local government area (LGA) in Anambra state, southeast Nigeria.

A source said the hoodlums also kidnapped some police operatives, including female police personnel.

The state police public relations officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga said the hoodlums attacked the police station with improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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