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#ENDSARS: Hoodlums attack, injure RRS operatives in Lagos

Hoodlums disguising as #ENDSARS protesters have attacked operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS), injuring about 14.

The attack occurred on Monday afternoon at Ebute Meta while the operatives were being moved to relieve their colleagues who have been on duty since Sunday.

Armed with sticks and bottles, the hoodlums in their hundreds barricaded the RRS truck, pelting the operatives with stones.

It was gathered they overpowered the two armed policemen escorting the truck, descended on the officers, and left them with varying degrees of injuries.

Already, some of the injured have been moved to the Police Clinic Ikeja and others were taken to the General Hospital for medical attention.

The Nation reports that thugs also attacked RRS operatives at LASU on Monday morning, forcing their vehicle to detour.

Condemning the attacks on policemen, Lagos Police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, noted some of the protesters have exhibited violent traits and disdain for the police, urging them to desist from the needless provocation of operatives.

He lamented many policemen have been injured in Adekunle area of Yaba, adding that many of those protesting were too aggressive and do not want to see the police around them.

He appealed to the protesters to get organised and have a structure so they can easily communicate the reason(s) of the protests to supporters to avoid misrepresentation and anarchy.

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