The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Fadeyi Olugbenga, says two policemen have been killed and two others are missing after the attack on the Divisional Police Headquarters in the Ojoo area of Ibadan, the state capital.
The State PPRO made this known in a statement on Tuesday evening, hours after the incident.
He said the police station was set ablaze at about 1 pm by disgruntled criminals who allegedly hijacked the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on police personnel.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Joe Enwonwu, condemned the attack on the police station.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to state that the burning of the police station was premeditated as police personnel did not have any interference with the protesters neither were they disturbed in any way,” the command’s spokesman said.
Enwonwu, in his reaction, said the hoodlums have ulterior motives and capitalised on the opportunity of protests to carry out their evil intentions.
He stated that this led to the ‘coordinated attacks’ on police officers and innocent citizens, sending them to their early graves.
He, therefore, called on the people to be vigilant and immediately report any individual or group of people who were not police or military personnel, but seen with such rifles, to the nearest police station.