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Breaking News….#EndSARS Protesters loot Arms, Ammunition, Set Police Station Ablaze In Benin

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Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu

#EndSARS Protesters have looted  arms and ammunition from the armoury of Ugbekun Police Station, Oba Market Police Station and Idogbo Police Post in Benin, Edo state, according to the Nigerian Police.

In a tweet via, @PoliceNG Twitter handle, the police also confirmed that the protesters released unspecified number of detained persons before settling the station ablaze.

According to the tweet, “@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.

“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.”

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