A group of people suspected to be hoodlums have burnt down the police station situated in Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 09.45 am.
The police station services both the Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda.
It is unclear the demands of the hoodlums who set the police station ablaze.
Following the destruction of the police station, many #EndSARS protesters have taken to social media to condemn the action of the hoodlums.
They insist they have nothing to do with the incident noting that there was no #EndSARS protest in Orile area of Lagos State on Tuesday.
See tweets containing photos and videos from the incident below…
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
Thugs are burning Orile Station, not #EndSARS protesters!!!
Keyword : THUGS
RT FOR AWARENESS!!! pic.twitter.com/Qlf1jkSmaG
— Victor Babatunde (@vhic_tore) October 20, 2020
Orile policemen shot 2 peaceful protesters today of which one is a younger brother to one of NURTW members.
This happened before the station was set on fire this morning.#EndSars #OrileProtest #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW #EndSARSImmediately #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria #EndSwat pic.twitter.com/W8Ettn9XGR
— Anti-Snitch #EndSwat they are snitches (@Rollupeezy) October 20, 2020
PLEASE USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:
For those that go through Orile to Surulere, Festac, Mile 2 and its environs.
— Inside Mainland (@InsideMainland) October 20, 2020
@aproko_doctor I live at Orile nt far frm this where incident occurred & truth is Thugs or hoodlums had nothing to do wit this fire. The police officers let the prisoners go and set the place on fire by themselves. No officer was inside. They restricted people from putting it off
— #EndSARS (@Chidori_01) October 20, 2020
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