A police station in Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area of Lagos State has been set alight by an agitated mob in retaliation to the alleged shooting of two residents, which left one dead and the other critically injured.
According to eyewitnesses who shared videos from the scene on social media, the incident occurred around 09.45 am, although, It is unclear the demands of the hoodlums who set the police station ablaze.
The police station services both Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda. Following the destruction of the police station, many #EndSARS protesters who have been calling for an end to police brutality for the past few weeks have taken to social media to condemn the action of the thugs.
They insist they have nothing to do with the incident noting that there was no #EndSARS protest in the district on Tuesday.
UPDATE: Sources say the Orile Iganmu mayhem is not connected to the #EndSARS protests.
InsideMainland gathered that a policeman allegedly shot a boy in the area which led to the reprisal attack on the station.
— Inside Mainland (@InsideMainland) October 20, 2020
— 〽️ABDULMUTOLEEB OYELEKE (@Oye440) October 20, 2020
— Aisha Yesufu #SARSMustEnd (@MrOnos147) October 20, 2020
The Thugs are now lynching a Police Officer at Orile Iganmu, This is what the Government loves to see 🤦♂️🤦♂️
— Odogwu🤴 (@Daddy_Noms) October 20, 2020
— Onyinye Lilian (@NwosuOnyinyeLi2) October 20, 2020
Just In Another station have been set ablaze by thugs! Thugs are burning and destroying police stations here in Orile/Ajegunle/Apapa. #EndSARSImmediately
— davvyd moore (@davvydmoore) October 20, 2020
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