Lagos Police Post Set Ablaze

Mon May 29th, 2023 -

Unknown persons on Monday invaded a police station located on Olayiwola Close in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State before setting it ablaze.

The reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained but an eyewitness said the attack was done by angry youths who left a policeman on duty with a head injury.

The injured officer, it was gathered, has been rushed to the emergency centre at the toll gate along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for further medical treatment.

While the station was on fire, officials of the Lagos State Fire Service (LSFS) were contacted and mobilised to the scene to salvage the situation.

The fire was put out but part of the building of the police station was affected, however, no weapon was stolen during the attack.

The Lagos State Police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, while confirming the incident said that an investigation had commenced, adding that “no suspect had been arrested.”

Meanwhile, Hundeyin on Sunday confirmed that the has arrested two Yoruba Nation agitators in the Alausa area of Lagos State state and recovered charms and weapons from them.

“The agitators, numbering 15, stormed Alausa Police Division at about 5:35 a.m. today, chanting, ‘Yoruba Nation has taken over,’ and injured some police officers who attempted to disperse them,” he said.

“Two of the agitators were arrested while the rest took to their heels following the prompt and coordinated response of the police.”

According to him, the suspects who were arrested with charms, dangerous weapons and different offensive insignias bearing Yoruba Nation Army, stormed Alausa Division along with others at about the same time another group was attempting to take over a radio station in Ibadan, Oyo State.

“They claimed they came to officially inform the police that the United Nations (UN) had granted approval for the take off of Yoruba Nation,” he said.




source: Guardian