Angry youth set Ibadan police station on fire

Some aggrieved persons in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, have set the Ojoo Police Station on fire.

Many vehicles inside the station were also set ablaze.

A witness told TheCable that trouble started after the police attempted to disperse a crowd of protesters.

Suspected hoodlums in the crowd were said to have pelted them with stones after which the police reportedly opened fire.

The angry mob was said to have outnumbered the policemen who beat a retreat before the aggrieved persons broke into the station and set it on fire.

The youth had earlier mounted a roadblock in front of the police station and forced the police officers to remain inside the station.

At least three police stations across the country have been burnt down in the last 48 hours.

A mob had torched Ugbekun Police Station in Benin, Edo State, on Monday. Earlier on Tuesday, a police station in the Orile part of Lagos was set ablaze.

The Lagos and Edo State governments have declared 24-hour curfew to check unrest and violence that have disrupted the #EndSARS protests in different parts of the country.

Written by ExpressDay


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