BREAKING: Armed thugs set ablaze Amukoko police station in Lagos

Armed thugs on Tuesday attacked Pako Police Station, in the Amukoko area of Lagos State, sacked the policemen and set the station ablaze.

The PUNCH reports that the police station is the third to be set ablazed by suspected hoodlums and armed thugs in the state.

An official of Apapa- Iganmu Local Council Development Area, who prefers anonymity, confirmed the incident.

The burning of Pako police station Tuesday afternoon brings to three the number of stations razed in the state within 24 hours.

The PUNCH had reported the setting ablaze of Layeni and Orile-Iganmu police stations Tuesday morning.

An eyewitness, identified simply as Ifeanyi, said, “I was in my compound close to the station when the incident happened.

“The hoodlums initially engaged the policemen and the officers resisted their attacks. Suddenly, we began to see the fire.

“More policemen were also deployed in the station but before they got here, the boys had already caused damage.”

Earlier, the Lagos State Police Command confirmed the Orile-Iganmu incident and also banned protests in the state.

This was contained in a press statement by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday.

The police ban is coming a few hours after the Lagos State Government imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state.

Before the declaration of the curfew, at least two police stations were burnt in Lagos State by hoodlums.

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