Inspector-General of Police Committee on EndSARS Protest Damage Assessment has said that approximately 100 AK-47 rifles and a couple of,six hundred pieces of ammunition are missing due to assaults on police formations in Lagos State by using hoodlums who hijacked protests.
The committee said that 37 police formations were attacked all through the massive violence in the state whilst 367 automobiles, consisting of 10 Armoured Personnel Carrier, saloon cars and Hilux vehicles have been burnt.
The Chairman of the ten-guy committee, CP Yaro Abutu, who disclosed this on Saturday in an interview with our correspondent, said the team changed into taking the inventory of assets destroyed in police facilities throughout the united states of america.
Sunday PUNCH learnt that the committee is expected to publish its document to the IG, Mohammed Adamu, within 3 weeks.
Abutu lamented that it became unlucky the destruction befell in the direction of the quit of the yr “when there is a surge in criminal activity everywhere in the united states of america.”
Abutu said, “We are taking a excursion across the 17 states in which burning of police facilities and killing of police personnel befell. Since Lagos is the epicentre we determined to come back to Lagos first. Thirty seven police stations have been attacked in Lagos and approximately 30 consistent with cent of the police infrastructure within the country has been crippled.
“Also, a variety of palms and ammunition had been carted away. We are nonetheless counting and collating. In some police stations, 15 to 30 firearms and a number of ammunition were stolen. So a long way from our initial report, approximately 100 pieces of AK-47 cannot be accounted for and up to 2,600 portions of ammunition are missing. This is whilst criminals turn out to be greater competitive whereas police gadget has been crippled. It is pathetic.”
The committee chairman advised hoodlums in ownership of the fingers and ammunition to return them to the closest police station or network leaders, noting that three firearms were lower back to some police formations on Friday.
He brought, “One of them changed into lower back to the Area Commander Ajah, ACP Gbolahan. It was discovered somewhere and the network alerted him. They (policemen) went to choose it. If the community sees it (firearm) and refuses to report, the weapon will nonetheless be used to unleash terror at the populace. That is why we’re attractive to community leaders, youths and other stakeholders to be looking out.”