#ENDSARS: VIOLENT PROTESTERS ATTACK POLICEMEN IN LAGOS
The #ENDSARS protest in Lagos, on Tuesday, October 13, turned violent as protesters attacked and injured police personnel in the State.
The attacked policemen were operatives posted to Oshodi Tapa Police Post, which was formerly used by the just disbanded SARS, as a satellite office.
Police PRO in the State, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, said the policemen, who scampered for safety, sustained severe injuries.
He stated that a police officer with Force Number 409931, Sgt Ellah Michael, was brutally injured, and is recuperating at the Police Hospital.
"The protesters intentionally went to besiege the police formation which was being used by SARS operatives before the disbandment and since been taken over by the operatives of Adeniji Adele Division in compliance with the IGP's directive and closure of all SARS offices including satellite offices across the state by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State," the statement reads.
The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned such attacks on security personnel, adding that the police have always been calm and professional in handling protests across the State.
The Commissioner appealed to the protesters to shun all actions that can lead to crisis in Lagos State.
Recall that, on Monday, October 12, the CP called for calm and professionalism from the #ENDSARS protesters and police personnel respectively.