JUST IN: Eight Dead As Mob Burns Down Police Station In Ibadan
No fewer than eight persons, including police officers, have been reportedly killed in Ojoo area of Ibadan, the Oyo capital on Tuesday when the #EndSARS protest turned bloody
The incident started in the early hours of Tuesday when a police officer allegedly shot one of the protesters in the leg, which led to a clash between policemen and angry youths.
The Ojoo Police station, in Ibadan, was burnt to ashes while 10 vehicles were set ablaze when the mob swooped on the police station.
An eye witness, Deji Akinwande, who spoke with our reporter said:
“The incident started when a police officer shot one of the protesters in the leg, and this made the youths to lynch the police officer and thereafter the station was burnt together with some of their cars. So, the Police in retaliation shot some of the protesters”.
Some of the residents of Ojoo lamented the excesses of the police officers in the area, saying the officers went beyond boundaries several times.