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2 injured, scores arrested as hoodlums attack Lagos police station

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of dozens of Okada riders for allegedly attempting to run over Ipaja Police Station on Monday.…

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of dozens of Okada riders for allegedly attempting to run over Ipaja Police Station on Monday.

Spokesman of the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement, said officers of the division successfully repelled an early morning attack on their division by motorcycle operators. 

Hundeyin said the attack came after police officers commenced the day’s enforcement of the existing ban on motorcycles in Lagos State. 

According to him, the attackers came in their hundreds, and that they stormed the station with dangerous weapons, shooting at the officers and attempting to overrun the station. 

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“While officers and men of the division held their ground, reinforcements came from the Area Command and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). Two of the attackers were fatally injured during the attack. 

“However, this did not deter the officers from accomplishing their mandate as over 200 motorcycles were impounded and some of the attackers arrested, with one locally made firearm retrieved,” he said. 

Hundeyin further explained that the command would not be cowed into abdicating its responsibilities of enforcement of all duly passed laws as well as maintenance of law and order within the society.

 

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