A commission of inquiry set up by Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu to investigate damage to the Nigerian police during the EndSars protest says nearly 100 Ak-47 rifles were stolen.
The chairman of the 10-member committee, CP Yaro Abutu, told the Punch newspaper on Saturday that in addition to the firearms, 2,600 rounds of ammunition were also stolen during the violence that erupted as a result of the protests.
He added that 37 police stations in the state had been attacked and destroyed. In addition, 367 of their vehicles were destroyed, including 10 silk cars and a small Hilux minivan.
The chairman of the committee said they were also collecting losses incurred by the police on the ground as a whole.
He said the committee would submit its report to IGP Mohammed Adamu in three weeks.
Abutu lamented that it is unfortunate that atrocities were committed at the end of the year “when there is a surge in criminality all over the country.”
“We are taking a tour around the 17 states where burning of police facilities and killing of police personnel occurred. Since Lagos is the epicentre we decided to come to Lagos first.” “Thirty-seven police stations were attacked in Lagos and about 30 per cent of the police infrastructure in the state has been crippled.” He said.