Police Announces Withdrawal Of Personnel From Ikere Ekiti

The Nigeria Police, Ekiti State Command has withdrawn its officers from Ikere Ekiti.

This followed the recent attacks on three police stations in the town by suspected hoodlums who hijacked the recent ENDSARS protests.

Radio Nigeria correspondent who visited the town observed that there was no single officer found at the three stations in the community. 

When contacted, spokesperson for the Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu confirmed the withdrawal to Radio Nigeria in Ado Ekiti.

Mr. Abutu said three police stations housing officers in the town had been set ablaze and also vandalized including cars parked at the premises.

He explained that residents of Ikere Ekiti had been told to call the police hotlines anytime they need their services, especially during robbery incidents.

In his reaction, the Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu said withdrawal of personnel by the police was not a good development for the town.

Oba Adu noted that this would expose people of Ikere Ekiti to criminal activities, hence they should return to the town.

Amos Ogunrinde

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