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205 facilities vandalised, 319 stores looted Nationwide

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has announced that 205 critical national security assets, corporate facilities, and private property were burnt or vandalised after the #EndSARS protest in the country.

Adamu stated this on Friday in Abuja during a virtual conference with senior police officers in the country.

He said statistics collated between October 11 when the protest assumed a national dimension and October 27 indicated that 14 states recorded major violence.

“The breakdown shows that 520 suspects were arrested in Lagos, 367 in Plateau, 210 in the FCT and 142 in Kwara. Similarly, 82 suspects were apprehended in Osun, 60 in Adamawa and 36 each in Kano and Ogun states.

“Furthermore, 33 were arrested in Edo, 20 each in Kaduna and Akwa Ibom, 15 each in Abia and Delta, and 13 each in Oyo and Ekiti,” Adamu said.

Adamu, who said 10 suspects were arrested in Rivers and four in Ondo State, added that 1,117 of the suspects had been charged to courts across the country, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.

He said the violence had resulted in attacks on critical national security infrastructure and other corporate and private properties as well as injuries or fatalities to civilians, the police, and other security agents.

The police boss said 71 public warehouses and 248 privately owned stores were looted in the course of the protests nationwideNAN reported.

He said that 51 civilian fatalities with 37 injured and 22 policemen gruesomely murdered with 26 others injured were recorded during the protest.

Adamu said that 10 firearms including eight AK 47 rifles carted away during the attack on Police Stations, and a locally made pistol had been recovered from elements operating under the guise of the EndSARS protest.

The IGP said 1,596 suspects had so far been arrested in connection with the violence and widespread looting across the country.

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