In the early hours of Monday, some hoodlums reportedly stormed a police station on Olayiwola Close, Oregun Ikeja, Lagos State, set it on fire, and injured a police officer who was on duty.
The reason for the attack was unknown at the time this report, however, it was gathered that the policeman who suffered a head injury was taken right away for treatment to the emergency centre at the toll gate on the Lagos Ibadan Highway.
The Lagos State Fire Service officials were called and dispatched to the spot to help when the station was found engulfed in flames.
Although the fire was put out, part of the police station’s building was damaged, but no weapons were taken.
When asked to confirm the attack, the public relations officer for the state police, SP Benjamin Hundeyin indicated an investigation had begun but “no suspect had been arrested.”
Meanwhile, two persons alleged to be Yoruba Nation members were detained on Sunday as they attempted to hijack the Alausa Police Station in Ikeja.
It was reported that about 15 protesters, who were on the premises during the invasion, pulled out their phones and began filming the station and themselves while yelling, “No more Nigeria police again”, “Yoruba Nation has taken over in Yoruba land.”
Some station-fixed officers were attacked in a bid to disperse the crowd of protesters.
In response, Hundeyin reported that additional police officers had been quickly dispatched to the area, and two of the separatists were taken into custody while others fled the scene.
He added that the suspects had charms, cutlasses, and group symbols found on them.