In News by stephen abiodun on the 19th, October, 2020

#EndSARS: Nigerian Policemen Come Below Heavy Assault By Hoodlums, 20 Cops Injured

#EndSARS: Nigerian Policemen Come Under Heavy Attack By Hoodlums, 20 Cops Injured

No fewer than 20 policemen have sustained various levels of harm because the hitherto peaceable protests in Lagos appear to be degenrating into chaos with the current wave of anti-police sentiment on the rise.

With the infiltration of the protest by hoodlums, a number of incidents had been recorded of policemen being attacked as they went about their lawful duties.

The policemen who got strict directives by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to not have interaction protesters, fled for his or her lives.

Armed with stones, one of many movies made accessible to NEWSDIRECT confirmed the operatives in a Fast Response Squad (RRS) truck being attacked by some hoodlums.

The assault occurred at Ebute Meta whereas the operatives had been being moved to alleviate their colleagues who had been on obligation since Sunday.

Armed with sticks and bottles, the thugs of their tons of barricaded the RRS truck, pelting the operatives with stones.

Makes an attempt by the driving force of the police truck to reverse proved abortive as different vehicles behind him left little room to manoeuver.

With the hoodlums rapidly approaching as they hauled stones on the policemen, the driving force jumped down and fled alongside different operatives in the back of the truck.

On the final rely, about 14 operatives of the RRS had been injured within the assault because the hoodlums brutalised the policemen.

Already, a few of the injured have been moved to the Police Clinic Ikeja and others have been taken to the Basic Hospital for medical consideration.

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In one other video, some hoodlums had been seen chasing an RRS pick-up van round Lagos-Ibadan expressway, at Secretariat finish, however the driver managed to flee the onslaught.

Additionally, one other set of hoodlums attacked RRS operatives at LASU on Monday morning, forcing their car to detour.

Condemning the assaults on policemen, the state Police Spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated a few of the protesters exhibited violent traits and disdain for the police, urging them to desist from the unnecessary provocation of operatives.

He lamented that many policemen had been injured in Adekunle space of Yaba, including that a lot of these protesting had been too aggressive and don’t need to see the police round them.

He appealed to the protesters to get organised and have a construction in order that they will simply talk the rationale(s) for the protests to supporters to keep away from misrepresentation and anarchy.

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