A Police Inspector, Erin Ayodeji, and an unidentified passerby have been killed.
News Rain Nigeria gathered that on Monday in the raging protest to end Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country, a Police Inspector, Erin Ayodeji, attached to Surulere Anti-kidnapping Unit, and an unidentified passerby were killed in Lagos.
According to the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, two other Inspectors were critically wounded during the violent attack on their unit.
EndSARS: Police Inspector, Passerby Were Killed During Protest
He said the unidentified passerby died from a stray bullet from the protesters, while Inspector Ekei Joshua and Inspector Peter Agabi were receiving treatment at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
Adejobi said: “The protesters came in their numbers with the intent to break into the station at our Surulere unit and free some of the convicted criminals.
“They were heavily armed with shotguns and fired shots at the officers on duty who were trying to prevent the incidence and uphold the integrity of the station.”
Adejobi said no arrest had been made yet but that investigation is ongoing and the perpetrators would be brought to book.
Meanwhile, he reiterated the resolve of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, to continue to maintain law and order in the state in spite of the unrest created by various protesting groups.
He said: “Odumosu has called on all police officers to exhibit professionalism and continue to maintain law and order in spite of the ongoing public agitation towards the police.
“The protest has been hijacked by criminals who have taken advantage of the situation to breach the peace in society.
“The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, just disbanded the SARS on Sunday, so the attack on the station was uncalled for.”
Adejobi, therefore, urged parents and wards to monitor and keep a close eye on their children because anyone caught exhibiting negative behavior would face the full extent of the law.