BREAKING: Yoruba Nation agitators go lethal, set police station ablaze in Lagos - Global Quest Magazine


Monday, May 29, 2023

BREAKING: Yoruba Nation agitators go lethal, set police station ablaze in Lagos

Suspected members of the Yoruba Nation agitators in the wee hours of Monday reported attacked a police formation located on Olayiwola Close, in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, set it ablaze and injured a police officer on duty.

Though, the motivation behind the attack could not be ascertained but this medium gathered that the policeman, who sustained an injury in the head, was rushed to the emergency centre at the toll gate along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway for immediate treatment.

It was learnt that while the station was on fire, officials of the Lagos State Fire Service were contacted and mobilised to the scene to salvage the situation.

The fire was extinguished but part of the building of the police post was affected. However, no weapon was stolen.

While confirming the attack, the state police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said an investigation into the case had launched, adding that “no suspect had been arrested.”

Meanwhile, two suspected members of the Yoruba Nation were arrested during an attempt to take over the Alausa Police Station in Ikeja on yesterday.

During the invasion, the agitators, numbering about 15, while on the premises, brought out their phones and started recording the station and themselves chanting, “No more Nigeria police again”, “Yoruba Nation has taken over in Yoruba land.”

In an attempt to disperse the protesters, some policemen attached to the station were attacked.

Reacting, Hundeyin said police reinforcement was promptly dispersed to the scene and two of the agitators were arrested while others escaped.

He also noted that charms, cutlasses and insignia of the group were recovered from the suspects. 

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