At the very least 100 AK-47 and a couple of,600 items of ammunition have been looted throughout Lagos throughout assaults on 37 police formations within the state, in keeping with a committee Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, set as much as assess damages the drive suffered throughout #EndSARS disaster.
After protesters have been forcefully dispersed, suspected hoodlums went on rampage, attacking each authorities and private-owned property.
In an interview with PUNCH, Yaro Abutu, chairman of the 10-man injury evaluation committee, mentioned 367 automobiles, 10 armoured personnel service, saloon automobiles and Hilux vans have been additionally burnt through the unrest within the state.
Abutu mentioned the crew was taking the stock of property destroyed in police services throughout the nation with Lagos as the primary level of name.
“We’re taking a tour across the 17 states the place burning of police services and killing of police personnel occurred. Since Lagos is the epicentre we determined to return to Lagos first. Thirty seven police stations have been attacked in Lagos and about 30 per cent of the police infrastructure within the state has been crippled,” he mentioned.
“Additionally, numerous arms and ammunition have been carted away. We’re nonetheless counting and collating. In some police stations, 15 to 30 firearms and a lot of ammunition have been stolen. So removed from our preliminary report, about 100 items of AK-47 can’t be accounted for and as much as 2,600 items of ammunition are lacking. That is when criminals develop into extra aggressive whereas police tools has been crippled. It’s pathetic.”
Abutu suggested anybody in possession of the arms and ammunition to right away return such objects to a close-by police station or neighborhood leaders.
“One among them was returned to the Space Commander Ajah, ACP Gbolahan. It was discovered someplace and the neighborhood alerted him. The police went to choose it. If the neighborhood sees any firearm and refuses to report, the weapon will nonetheless be used to unleash terror on the inhabitants,” he mentioned.
“That’s the reason we’re interesting to neighborhood leaders, youths and different stakeholders to be looking out.”