One year after #EndSARs protest, over 300 still in detention - Vanguard reports - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER


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One year after #EndSARs protest, over 300 still in detention - Vanguard reports

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Nigerians in general and the nation’s security agencies in particular, will not forget in a hurry, the violent twist that characterised the #EndSARS protests, last October, in which 22 policemen were killed across the country, scores injured and several others left in life threatening conditions by rampaging hoodlums that hijacked the peaceful protest.

TWO hundred and five police stations and formations, including other critical private and public infrastructure across Nigeria were damaged by hoodlums during the hijacked protest.

Policemen were killed in Lagos, Oyo, Anambra, Benue Abia Ogun and Ebonyi states. Lagos and Oyo states had the highest figure of slain policemen, with six each, followed by Anambra State Police command with four, Abia and Ebonyi had two each while Ogun recorded one.

The highest ranked police officers that died, the late Akpan Joseph, a Chief Superintendent of Police as well as a Divisional Police Officer, were from the Anambra State police command.Lagos State Police Command also recorded the highest number of razed police formations with 48.

It also had the highest figure of vehicles burnt, with 58 patrol vans and 13 others vandalised.

Sixty two vehicles belonging to individuals and those connected with some pending cases (exhibits) were also burnt while nine vehicles were vandalised by hoodlums in various police formations in the state, thereby bringing the total number of vehicles destroyed in Lagos State Police Command alone to 133, with 15 motorcycles and tricycles burnt, and 65 vandalised.
In Oyo State, five divisional headquarters, including that of Iseyin, were razed by hoodlums who hid under the pretext of #EndSARS protests.

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