57 Civilians, 37 Policemen, 6 Soldiers Killed Over EndSARS - Lai Mohammed Says
The Federal Government says 57 civilians, 37 policemen, and 6 Soldiers have been killed all over the country throughout the #EndSARS crisis.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at a media briefing at the EndSARS protest and its aftermath.
He additionally said that 196 policemen had been injured; 164 police automobiles destroyed and 134 police stations were razed.
The minister stated the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Immigration Service all lost infrastructures, gadget and different valuables to attacks by means of hoodlums at some stage in the disaster.
He said 8 medium Security custodial centres in six states (Edo, Lagos, Abia, Delta, Ondo and Ebonyi) had been attacked, with 1,957 inmates set free and 31 participants of staff injured.
The minister said that inside the orgy of violence, 269 personal/corporate facilities had been burnt, looted or vandalised, 243 authorities facilities burnt and vandalised and 81 government warehouses looted
He frowned at the placement of some human rights firms and media homes which persevered to stay on“ the bodiless and cold ‘bloodbath’ at Lekki Toll Gate’’. They have become suspicious after they certainly left out the brutal killing and maiming of safety sellers in the course of the crisis.
“They did now not see something wrong in the public and personal houses that had been burnt or looted, neither did they see something incorrect inside the truth that some of the organizations that have been looted belonged to struggling young men and women.All they could see of their biased view of the complete state of affairs become a hoax bloodbath,’’ he said.
Mohammed said the federal government is happy with the position played by the safety businesses, especially the navy and the police, at some stage in the EndSARS disaster.He harassed that the security sellers have been professional and measured of their response.
“Even when their lives have been at stake, they exercised uncommon restraint.Their professionalism and measured response saved many lives and houses.
“For example, no matter arresting hordes of looters during the violence in Lagos, the military handled them humanely or even recommended them before handing them over to the police.
“The equal cannot be stated of folks who unleashed mayhem on the security agents, killing and maiming them, occasionally in any such barbaric way this is exceptional in those parts,’’ he stated
Mohammed said it's miles miserable and demoralising to maintain to vilify men and women in uniform, who themselves have been victims of mindless violence unleashed with the aid of hoodlums.
He stated the authorities will now not be given a state of affairs wherein a few human rights our bodies and jaundiced media companies will maintain to annoy the safety organizations over their roles all through the disaster.
The Heads of all data groups below the ministry of statistics and tradition which includes the Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Buki Ponle were on the media briefing.[NewsNaira]