Police, Youths, Vigilantes Foil Attempt To Burn Down Iju Police station

Yusuf Muhammed

An attempt to burn down Iju Police station on 24 October, 2020 was foiled as youths and vigilante groups teamed up with the Nigeria Police and some members of Nigeria hunters association.

According to our correspondent who was at the station, hoodlums numbering over 50 stormed the station with kegs of petrol and other dangerous weapons to set the Police facility ablaze but were met with stiff opposition from a combined team of the Police, youths and members of the vigilante group who were later joined by members of the Nigeria hunters association led by one Otunba Kehinde Adeosun, the Ifako coordinator of the group.

Speaking with our correspondent, Mr Ade Kasumu praised the efforts of the youths and the Vigilantes for timely response adding that the hoodlums were ready to burn down the station as the shooting by the Police officers did not affect them as they continue to advance to the Police officers before the arrival of the youths and the Vigilantes.

“I really appreciate the good work of our youths and the Vigilantes because if they have not come out enmass the hoodlums would have razed Iju Police station today. In fact, Otunba Kehinde Adeosun is a wonderful person who left Abule Egba to come and join them here”.

The operation officer at Area G Police command, Ogba CSP Omoh Ematufe led the team of the Police officers to the rescue mission while officers from Okooba, Ojokoro, Pen Cinema Special Protection Units were all present to ensure that the station was safe.

As at the time our correspondent left the station, no fewer than four of the invading hoodlums were arrested by the Police.

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