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Three Stations Attacked By Persons Posing As #EndSARS Protesters In Benin, Edo

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Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that three stations in Benin, Edo State were attacked after violence erupted on Monday morning, October 19, 2020.

In a statement on Twitter, the force said Ugbekun Police Station, Oba Market Police Station and Idogbo Police Post were attacked by persons posing as #EndSARS protesters in the state.

It stated that the extent of damage could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report but that the protesters carted away arms and ammunition from the armoury and freed the suspects in custody before setting some of the facilities ablaze.

It stressed that the force was doing everything possible to bring the situation under control, protect lives of innocent citizens and prevent further attacks on any other critical infrastructure in the state.

The police also called on parents to prevail on their children to desist from acts of violence under any guise whatsoever.

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