Police blame #EndSARS protesters for attack on stations


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The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has faulted #EndSARS protesters on attack on several police stations in Benin, Edo state.

This is coming after hoodlums broke into a maximum security prison known as White House along Sapele road in Benin, Edo state, freeing inmates in the attack.

In a sequel attack, three police stations were invaded by suspected thugs and subsequently set ablaze.

However, the police which condemned the attack in a statement, called on parents to prevail on their children and wards in order to prevent a recurrence of such incident.

“@policeNG regrettably confirms the unfortunate attacks on Police Facilities – Ugbekun Police Station, Oba Market Police Station and Idogbo Police Post by persons posing as #ENDSARS protesters in Benin, Edo State, today, Monday, 19th October, 2020.

“The extent of damage cannot be ascertained at the moment but report indicates that the protesters carted away arms and ammunition from the armoury and freed the suspects in custody before setting some of the facilities ablaze.

“The Force is doing everything possible at the moment to bring the situation under control, protect lives of innocent citizens and prevent further attacks on any other critical infrastructure in the state.

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“The Force is calling on parents/guardians to prevail on their children/wards to desist from acts of violence under any guise whatsoever”

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