A group of people suspected to be hoodlums, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, burnt down the police station which services both Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda, situated in Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 9:45 am.
It is yet unclear the grievances of the hoodlums who set the police station ablaze.
Following the destruction of the police station, many #EndSARS protesters have taken to social media to condemn the action of the hoodlums.
They insist they have nothing to do with the incident noting that there was no #EndSARS protest in Orile area of Lagos State as at the time of the incident.
Breaking News ?!!!!
Thugs set Orílẹ̀ Iganmu Police Station on Fire ?.
Note ?: Let this be know that #EndSARS has nothing to do with this event, we have been Peaceful with our Protest.
— #EndSARS (@BLIS_UP) October 20, 2020
Orile iganmu police station is currently on fire. Hoodlums wants to sabotage our efforts to #Endsars
Setting police stations on fire is part of the government’s game plan, but we will surely win this fight.
— Biyi The Plug ? (@BiyiThePlug) October 20, 2020
This happened in Orile Iganmu moments ago.
Thugs attacked a Police Station and set it ablaze in Orile Iganmu are of Lagos State.
— Aisha Yesufu #SARSMustEnd (@MrOnos147) October 20, 2020
I live in Orile-Iganmu, and I'm one of the people convening peaceful protesters, and I can conveniently say that the people who did this are thugs and not the peaceful protesters. We're supposed to start a three days peaceful protest today with the aim of blocking 1/2
— #EndSARS (@strongestsoulz) October 20, 2020