#EndSARS: Lagos CP calls for caution as protest turns violent



The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has appealed to community leaders, parents and guardians, as well as traditional and religious leaders to caution in the state against violence.

Odumosu gave the advice in Lagos on Monday statement signed by the Police Public Officer in the state, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odumosu noted that the EndSARS protest gradually becoming violent as protesters descended on some policemen attached to the command’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS) at Adekunle, Yaba.

“97 policemen, who are being conveyed to their various beats on routine relief duties across the state, came across the violent protesters, who started shouting, ‘No Police, No Police’ and stoning them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“19 of the policemen are critically injured, while four police vehicles have been damaged.

“The policemen, who scampered safety, have been rescued and rushed to the Police Clinic at Panti, Yaba, medical attention,” the police boss said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odumosu condemned the attack and urged officers and men of the command to remain calm while they continue to manage the situation professionally. (NAN)