Official Reveals Quantity Of Police Officers Who Had been Murdered And Injured Throughout Lagos Violence
A minimum of six officers had been killed in Lagos state within the violence that occurred in the course of the #EndSARS protests, in line with the police in Lagos State.
The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, stated this at a press briefing on Tuesday whereas itemizing the loss the command has suffered.
“They had been gruesomely murdered in the course of the unrest,” he stated.
He named the deceased officers as Yard Edward (ASP) connected to Denton Station; Olayinka Erinfolami, an inspector connected to the defunct Anti-Kidnapping Unit; Adegbenro Aderibigbe, an inspector connected to Meiran Division; Abejide Abiodun, a sergeant connected to DOPS SHQ, and two others connected to Orile Division.
Mr Odumosu added that 38 cops had been additionally injured.
Lagos State skilled widespread violence final week after hoodlums took over the state to destroy and burn down private and non-private properties and loot useful objects.
A number of individuals had been additionally injured in the course of the violence.
Itemizing the police property broken by the hoodlums, the police chief stated 16 police formations had been burnt, whereas one other 13 had been vandalised and properties looted.
“16 police stations had been set ablaze in the course of the unrest. They included Orile, Amukoko, Layeni, Outdated Space J Command Ajah, Elemoro, New Space J Command Elemoro, Igando, Ebute-Ero, Ajah and its barracks and Ilasamaja Police stations. Others had been Makinde and its barracks, Ikotun, Isokoko, Pen-Cinema, Onipanu, and Alade police stations.
As well as, 58 police autos at numerous areas inside the state had been burnt, whereas 13 police autos had been vandalised, the police stated.
“Sixty Two (62) autos belonging to people and people linked with some pending instances (displays) had been burnt whereas 9 (9) autos had been vandalised by the hoodlums.
“Fifteen (15) bikes and tricycles had been burnt, whereas sixty 5 (65) had been vandalised at numerous areas inside the state,” the police added.
In the meantime, the police stated 520 suspects have been arrested within the state for offences together with arson, theft, homicide, rioting, malicious injury and illegal possession of firearms.
The police stated investigation into the instances have commenced.