The Federal Government says 57 civilians, 37 policemen, and six Soldiers were killed all over the country during the #EndSARS crisis. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at a media briefing on the EndSARS protest and its aftermath.
He also said that 196 policemen were injured; 164 police vehicles destroyed and 134 police stations were razed. The minister said the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Immigration Service all lost infrastructures, equipment and other valuables to attacks by hoodlums during the crisis.
He said eight medium Security custodial centres in six states (Edo, Lagos, Abia, Delta, Ondo and Ebonyi) were attacked, with 1,957 inmates set free and 31 members of staff injured.
The minister said that in the orgy of violence, 269 private/corporate facilities were burnt, looted or vandalised, 243 government facilities burnt and vandalised and 81 government warehouses looted He frowned at the position of some human rights organisations and media houses which continued to dwell on“ the bodiless and bloodless ‘massacre’ at Lekki Toll Gate’’.
“They became suspicious after they simply ignored the brutal killing and maiming of security agents during the crisis. “They did not see anything wrong in the public and private properties that were burnt or looted, neither did they see anything wrong in the fact that some of the businesses that were looted belonged to struggling young men and women.