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The Nigerian Police alleges thatr its facilities in Benin, the Edo State Capital says its, “regrettably confirms the unfortunate attacks on Police Facilities”
In a statement issued Monday, the Police says the “Ugbekun Police Station, Oba Market Police Station and Idogbo Police Post by persons posing as #ENDSARS protesters in Benin, Edo State”.
According to the statement issued, “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 statement added that, “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”.
The Force however called “on parents/guardians to prevail on their children/wards to desist from acts of violence under any guise whatsoever”.
Thousands of Nigerians continue to march across major cities to demand an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, a police unit accused of extrajudicial killings and abuses.
The government announced the unit has been disbanded, but many Nigerians are skeptical, as officials have promised an end to the unit and its alleged abuses before.
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