In the early hours of Monday, a group of enraged young individuals forcefully entered a police post situated on Olayiwola Close in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State.
News About Nigeria reports that they proceeded to set the post ablaze and inflict injury upon a police officer who was on duty at the time.
At present, the motive behind the attack remains unknown.
However, it has been reported that the injured police officer, who sustained a head injury, was swiftly taken to the emergency center at the toll gate along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for immediate medical attention.
As the police post was engulfed in flames, authorities contacted and mobilized officials from the Lagos State Fire Service to the scene in order to control the situation.
Although the fire was successfully extinguished, the police post building incurred damage.
It is worth noting that no weapons were reported stolen during the incident.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the attack and stated that an investigation into the case had already commenced.
However, no suspects had been apprehended at the time of his statement.
In a separate incident on Sunday, two individuals suspected to be members of the Yoruba Nation movement were arrested while attempting to seize control of the Alausa Police Station in Ikeja.
Approximately 15 agitators were present during the invasion, and they took the opportunity to record videos of themselves and the station while chanting slogans such as “No more Nigeria police again” and “Yoruba Nation has taken over in Yoruba land.”
As the situation escalated, the protesters targeted the police officers stationed at the premises.
In response, the police promptly dispatched reinforcements to the scene.
Two of the agitators were apprehended, although the others managed to escape.
The arrested individuals were found in possession of charms, cutlasses, and insignia associated with their group.
These incidents highlight the growing tension and unrest within the region.
The attack on the police post and the attempted takeover of the police station demonstrate the dissatisfaction and frustration felt by some members of the community towards law enforcement.