Hoodlums Responsible For Surulere Shooting – Commissioner

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The Lagos State government has debunked the report making waves that an #ENDSARS protester was killed in Surulere, noting that “This is not true”.

According to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, a group of hoodlums stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at Hogan Bassey Street, Surulere, to free two suspects standing trial for alleged kidnapping.

He said they shot three officers, adding that one of them, Inspector Erinfolami Ayodeji, unfortunately, died. The others are Inspectors Ekein Joshua and Peter Agabi.

“The hoodlums, while escaping, fired into the air. A bystander was hit. He also died – sadly.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commiserates with the families, who lost their loved ones and prays that God will strengthen them”.

He urged all those concerned to ensure that these protests do not degenerate further and create room for hoodlums who do not mean well for our society.

The government is working with the Police to ensure the restoration of the peace that Lagos has always been proud of, the statement said.



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