The police in Lagos have said that at least 12 persons have been arrested for attempting to burn some police stations in the state.
There was a crisis in the Ile-Epo axis of Lagos on Monday as protesters marched to the police station in the area over the alleged killing of a man said to be a commercial motorcycle rider.
A resident, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, alleged that the motorcycle rider was killed by a truck.
Speaking on the incident, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Lagos police spokesperson, in a statement on Monday said there was an attempt to raze the station but the police repelled the attack and arrested 12 persons.
Adejobi added that the police prevented another attack on a station in Elemoro area.
He said, “The Lagos State Police Command has tactically repelled some hoodlums who attempted to set ablaze the Oke Odo Division of the command today 24th May, 2021 and 12 of them were arrested. The command wishes to state clearly that no life was lost and the police station was never burnt.
“Similarly, the command has restored normalcy to Elemoro where another set of hoodlums attempted to set ablaze the newly built police station which accommodates the Area J Command, Ajah and Elemoro Division of the command, in connection with a case of fatal accident recorded in the area on Monday 24th May, 2021.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, has deployed adequate personnel to the areas. He has also ordered that the incidents at Oke Odo, Ile Epo and Elemoro be thoroughly investigated. The details of the incidents will be revealed as soon as possible.
“The Commissioner of Police therefore appealed to the general public to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses as all hands are on deck to suppress any act of lawlessness and criminality in the state.”