Area thugs have attacked and set ablaze a police station in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
They were said to have hijacked the ongoing peaceful #ENDSARS protest and used the opportunity to carry out the act.
The thugs stormed Ugbekun Police Station in Benin City, having chased away police officers on duty, looted the police station, vandalized properties and thereafter set the station ablaze.
Earlier today, a mob attacked the Benin Prison along Sapele Road, Edo State, freeing many inmates. To put an end to this disorder ,the Edo State Government has announced a 24-hour curfew.
The curfew is to take effect from 4:00pm, October 19, 2020, till further notice.
“This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of #ENDSARS protesters,” a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, reads partly.