A police post situated on Olayiwola Close in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, was targeted by a group of angry youths, resulting in the structure being set ablaze and causing injury to a police officer on duty.
The cause of this attack remains unknown at this time; however, it left one officer with a head injury. Swift action was taken to transport the injured officer to the emergency center located at the toll gate along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway for immediate medical attention.
As the flames engulfed the station, the Lagos State Fire Service was promptly contacted and dispatched to the scene to contain the situation. Although the fire was eventually extinguished, a portion of the police post building sustained damage. Thankfully, no weapons were reported stolen.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Police Public Relations Officer for the state, has officially confirmed the incident. An investigation into the case has already commenced, but no suspects have been apprehended thus far.
In a separate incident on Sunday, two individuals suspected to be associated with the Yoruba Nation movement were arrested while attempting to take control of the Alausa Police Station in Ikeja. Around 15 agitators were present at the scene, using their mobile phones to record themselves and the station while chanting slogans such as “No more Nigeria police again” and “Yoruba Nation has taken over in Yoruba land.”
In response to the protesters, some officers stationed at the premises were attacked. The police swiftly dispatched reinforcements to the scene, resulting in the arrest of two of the agitators, while others managed to escape. The Lagos PPRO mentioned that charms, cutlasses, and insignia associated with the group were recovered from the suspects.
In Lagos, Nigeria, a police post in the Oregun area of Ikeja was attacked by a group of angry youths. They set the building on fire and injured a police officer. The cause of the attack is unknown. The injured officer was quickly taken to an emergency center for treatment. The Lagos State Fire Service was called to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire, although part of the police post was damaged. No weapons were stolen during the incident. The Police Public Relations Officer for Lagos State confirmed the incident and stated that an investigation is underway, but no suspects have been arrested yet. In a separate incident, two individuals associated with the Yoruba Nation movement were arrested while attempting to take over the Alausa Police Station in Ikeja. They were recording themselves and the station while chanting slogans. Some officers were attacked, but reinforcements were sent, resulting in the arrest of two individuals. Charms, cutlasses, and group insignia were found in their possession. These incidents highlight the recent unrest in Lagos and the challenges faced by the police in maintaining law and order.