The Nigeria Police Force, Edo State Command has confirmed that some hoodlums masquerading as End SARS protesters were responsible for the attack at Oba Market, Ugbekun Police Stations, and Idogbo Police Post in the state.
A statement on the police official Twitter page said the hoodlums carted away arms and ammunition and freed suspects in custody of the stations.
The command called on parents and guardians to prevail on their children and wards to desist from acts of violence under any guise, and said it was doing everything possible to bring the situation under control.
”@policeNG regrettably confirms the unfortunate attacks on police facilities – Ugbekun Police Station, Oba Market Police Station and Idogbo Police Post by persons posing as #ENDSARS protesters in Benin, Edo State, today, Monday, 19th October, 2020.
”The extent of damage cannot be ascertained at the moment but report indicates that the protesters carted away arms and ammunition from the armoury and freed the suspects in custody before setting some of the facilities ablaze.
”The Force is doing everything possible at the moment to bring the situation under control, protect lives of innocent citizens and prevent further attacks on any other critical infrastructure in the state.”, the tweet added.