EndSARS: Hoodlums looted 100 AK47 rifles and attacked 37 police stations, in Lagos — Force committee
Inspector-General of Police Committee on EndSARS Protest Damage Assessment has said that about 100 AK-47 rifles and 2,600 pieces of ammunition are missing as a result of attacks on police formations in Lagos State by hoodlums who hijacked protests.
Chairman of the 10-man committee, Commissioner of Police Abutu Yaro, stated that 37 police formations were attacked during the widespread violence in the state with 367 vehicles, including 10 Armoured Personnel Carrier, saloon cars and Hilux vans set ablaze.
“We are taking a tour around the 17 states where burning of police facilities and killing of police personnel occurred. Since Lagos is the epicentre we decided to come to Lagos first.
Thirty-seven police stations were attacked in Lagos and about 30 per cent of the police infrastructure in the state has been crippled. Also, a lot of arms and ammunition were carted away. We are still counting and collating.
In some police stations, 15 to 30 firearms and ammunition were stolen. So far from our preliminary report, about 100 pieces of AK-47 cannot be accounted for and up to 2,600 pieces of ammunition are missing.
This is the period when criminals become more aggressive whereas police equipment has been crippled. It is pathetic,” he said.