By Oladapo Udom
The Police Command in Lagos State on Wednesday reiterated its resolve to ensure that the ongoing #EndSARS protest would not degenerate into anarchy in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to newsmen in Lagos.
“In as much as we respect people’s opinions and rights, we will not allow the present situation degenerate into anarchy that can cause general insecurity in the state.
“Hoodlums will not be allowed to have free days to kill, destroy and loot people’s property with impunity.
“The command will repel any group of individuals that may want to continue with these heinous and barbaric acts across the state,” he said.
According to Adejobi, hoodlums have been causing mayhem in Lagos State under the guise of the ongoing #EndSARS protest.
He said that protesters in the cause of the protest, had killed two policemen at Orile Police Station and wounded many at various stations, setting ablaze 10 police formations across the state.
“The violent and criminally-minded hoodlums descended on police stations and gruesomely murdered two policemen, while others were critically injured.
“They also looted the affected stations and carted away some valuables,” he said.