More than 10 weeks after the destruction of many police stations in Lagos during the #EndSARS protests, the rebuilding of the affected facilities is yet to commence, thereby stalling policing activities in various communities and parts of Lagos, Daily Trust can report.
Lagos, the economic hub of Nigeria, has witnessed an upsurge in criminal activities in the aftermath of the destruction and vandalisation of police stations and posts in the state.
No fewer than 25 police stations came under arsonists’ attacks in the wake of the #EndSARS protests which rocked the state in October 2020.
From October 19 and 20 when the Lekki shooting took place, several police stations and posts were either razed or vandalized even as some policemen were killed during the statewide melee when hoodlums reportedly hijacked the protests against police brutality.
The police stations that were affected include Orile, Amukoko, Layeni, Ilasamaja, Ikotun, Ajah, Igando, Elemoro, Makinde, Onipanu, Ebute Ero, Pen-Cinema, Isokoko, Alade, Cele, Igbo Elerin, Shibiri, Gbagada, Onilekere, Makoko, Daleko, Asahun, Makinyo, Amuwo-Odofin and the Anti-Kidnapping unit at Surulere.
Other police stations that were vandalised but not burnt are Ojo, Ojodu, Mowo, PPL and Morogbo.
By weeks, the rebuilding of the police stations was yet to commence, findings by our correspondent have shown. (DailyTrust)