Why hoodlums attacked Lagos police station – PRO reveals | read details

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Why hoodlums attacked Lagos police station – PRO reveals | read details

Over 100 motorcycle operators on Monday, stormed the Ipaja police station in Lagos state , resulting to a gun duel.

Confirming the incident, the state police command PRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said, the attack came after police officers commenced the day’s enforcement of the existing ban on motorcycles in the State.

Two of the invaders were injured fatally while others were arrested and a locally made gun retrieved.

The police also said they impounded over 200 motorcycle.

The statement read;

POLICE REPEL ATTACK ON STATION, ARREST ATTACKERS
⁃impound over two hundred motorcycles

Officers of Ipaja Police Division have successfully repelled an early morning attack on their division by motorcycle operators.

The attack came after police officers commenced the day’senforcement of the existing ban on motorcycles in Lagos State.
The attackers, who came in their hundreds, stormed the station with dangerous weapons, shooting at the officers and attempting to overrun the station.

While officers and men of the division held their ground,reinforcement came from the Area Command and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). Two of the attackers were fatally injured during the attack.

However, this did not deter the officers from accomplishing their mandate as over two hundred motorcycles were impounded and some of the attackers arrested, with one locally made firearm retrieved.

The Lagos State Police Command will not be cowed into abdicating its responsibilities of enforcement of all duly passed laws and maintenance of law and order within the society.

Ipaja police station attack