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Lekki Residents Donate Patrol Van To Police

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Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association has donated a patrol van to the Ajah Division of the Nigerian Police Force.

According to a statement titled, ‘LERSA Donates Patrol Van to Police,’ the gesture is to show support to the police and strengthen its capability towards curbing crimes and other social vices in the area.

Lekki residents

The statement read, “The association made the donation on Thursday, December 31, 2020. It was made at the premises of the burnt Ajah divisional headquarters. Lekki residents





“The Ajah division was one of the numerous police stations burnt by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest in Lagos. Police vehicles, as well as other valuables, were destroyed and set ablaze during the attacks.”

Lekki residents

The association recounted events of the just ended #EndSARS protests. The protest brought with it the destruction and vandalization of police vehicles and other assets. These items could have been helpful in policing the area.

“The association made the donation on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the premises of the burnt Ajah divisional headquarters.

“The Ajah division was one of the numerous police stations burnt by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest in Lagos. Police vehicles, as well as other valuables, were destroyed and set ablaze during the attacks,” the statement read. Lekki residents

Lekki residents

The police spokesperson in Lagos state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had, on Friday, 23 October 2020, announced that “over 17 Police stations have been burnt in Lagos“.





This figure is excluding other losses the Nigeria Police Force counted during the protests.

The loss of key assets, like patrol vehicles, has led to a slow reaction by the Force to areas of unrest. Lekki residents

“However, the police have suffered a lot of damage, therefore, cannot quickly re-enforce officers to such areas of unrest because our vehicles and tools of operations have been destroyed,” Adejobi said in the aftermath of the protests.

The #EndSARS protest was an almost nationwide agitation against police brutality, especially the excesses and extrajudicial killings by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).





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