After the attack on police stations by hoodlums, the Inspector-General of Police committee on #EndSARS Protest Damage Assessment has stated that 100 AK-47 rifles and 2,600 pieces of ammunition have been reported missing.
According to the committee, 37 police stations were attacked in Lagos State after hoodlums hijacked the peaceful protest.
The committee said 367 vehicles including saloon cars, Hilux Vans, and 10 Armoured Personnel Carrier were burnt by hoodlums.
The chairman of the committee, CP Yaro Abutu, pleads with anyone in possession of the ammunition to return to the nearest police station.
“One of them was returned to the Area Commander Ajah, ACP Gbolahan. It was found somewhere and the community alerted him. They (policemen) went to pick it. If the community sees it (firearm) and refuses to report, the weapon will still be used to unleash terror on the population. That is why we are appealing to community leaders, youths and other stakeholders to be on the lookout.”
CP Yaro Abutu said the team is currently taking inventory of all the damaged properties in police stations across the country.
“We are taking a tour around the 17 states where burning of police facilities and killing of police personnel occurred. Since Lagos is the epicentre we decided to come to Lagos first. Thirty seven police stations were attacked in Lagos and about 30 per cent of the police infrastructure in the state has been crippled.
“Also, a lot of arms and ammunition were carted away. We are still counting and collating. In some police stations, 15 to 30 firearms and a number of ammunition were stolen. So far from our preliminary report, about 100 pieces of AK-47 cannot be accounted for and up to 2,600 pieces of ammunition are missing. This is when criminals become more aggressive whereas police equipment has been crippled. It is pathetic.”
KanyiDaily had reported how Nigerian Army Deploys Helicopter As Hoodlums Breaks Into Abuja NYSC Camp In Kubwa.