Weeks after motorcycle operators set ablaze a police patrol van in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, armed hoodlums have set another police patrol van on fire in Ajegunle, Lagos Mainland.
InsideMainland gathered that the incident occurred on Monday, August 20, 2018, during a violent crisis among rival gangs in the community.
It was learnt that some youths from Olumokun community in Amukoko had allegedly engaged the youths of Olayinka street, in a free for all fight on the streets of the community.
During the fracas, the gangs were alleged to have freely used weapons with security operatives from Ajeromi Police station, Ajegunle, mobilized to the scene to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
It was learnt that during the intervention by the policemen, the gang from Olumokun community, while retreating, stumbled on a police patrol car parked under the bridge at Layeni and set it ablaze.
Meanwhile, about 20 persons said to have been involved in the burning of the patrol van belonging to Layeni Police Station have since been arrested.
Those arrested currently detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti Street, Yaba.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, said the suspects have been arrested with investigations ongoing.
He added that to avoid reprisals, the Commissioner of Police directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations to engage the traditional heads of various communities in Ajegunle in dialogue to ensure that peace in the area is no longer breached by hoodlums masquerading as youths.