Suspected hoodlums have set siege and burnt down Ugbekun police station in Benin city, Edo state, destroying vehicles and properties.
The angry youths posing as #EndSARS protesters stormed the police station, stole some ammunitions and freed the prisoners, before setting the police station ablaze.
This is coming after thugs hijacked the peaceful protest in the state and facilitated jailbreak.
Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Police Force in a series of tweets disclosed that the youths attacked three police stations in the state.
“@policeNG regrettably confirms the unfortunate attacks on Police Facilities – Ugbekun Police Station, Oba Market Police Station and Idogbo Police Post by persons posing as #ENDSARS protesters in Benin, Edo State, today, Monday, 19th October, 2020,” one of the tweets read.
“The extent of damage cannot be ascertained at the moment but report indicates that the protesters carted away arms and ammunition from the armoury and freed the suspects in custody before setting some of the facilities ablaze.
“The force is doing everything possible at the moment to bring the situation under control, protect lives of innocent citizens and prevent further attacks on any other critical infrastructure in the state.
“The Force is calling on parents/guardians to prevail on their children/wards to desist from acts of violence under any guise whatsoever.”