BREAKING: Armed thugs set ablaze Ajeromi LG secretariat, loot offices
Suspected armed thugs have set ablaze buildings inside Ajeromi Local Government in Lagos State .
The LG ’ s Chief Press Secretary , Sheriff Fakunle , confirmed the incident to our correspondent .
When contacted at 01 . 13 pm, Fakunle said the attack was ongoing in the council .
He said , “ As I am talking to you , my local government is invaded by armed thugs . Properties worth millions of naira have been vandalised . Some of these hoodlums are entering into offices , carting away properties . Buildings are burnt, cars are burnt, these boys are looting everywhere in the secretariat . ”
Earlier, Layeni Police Station at Ifelodun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State was set on fire by suspected hoodlums .
Suspected hoodlums also burnt down the Orile Iganmu Police Station in Lagos State .
Meanwhile , the Lagos State Police Command has 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 curfew, at least two police stations were burnt in Lagos State by hoodlums .
The statement read in part , “ In a statement by the spokesman for the command , Olumuyiwa Adejobi , the police said no protests, gatherings or procession under any guise was allowed anymore in the state .
“ Due to the new development of violent attacks on police officers and men and formations including innocent Nigerians in Lagos State , and the 24 - hour curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government with effect from 4 pm today October 20 ; the Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the public that henceforth no protest or gathering or possession , under whatever guise, is permitted within Lagos State .
“ In light of the above , all security agencies have deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state .
“ The command regrets to confirm the setting ablaze of Orile Police State today at about 10 am , where some of our policemen were critically injured and unconfirmed reports state that one of them is dead . ”
The PPRO regretted that the #ENDSARS protests have been hijacked by hoodlums .
“ It ’ s crystal clear that the # ENDSARS protest has been hijacked by hoodlums who want to run down the state and the police command will resist such state of anarchy , unrest and brouhaha with all powers within the ambit of the law .
“ While the command is resolute in the sustenance of human rights and democratic tenets , the public is hereby warned to comply with the curfew and desist from any act of violence in the state as the command will resist such in totality, ” he added .