Tragedy struck in Okitipupa local government Secretariat of Ondo state on Thursday, when some thugs masqueraded under the umbrella of the #EndSARS Protest and set the buildings, students free shuttle buses, and many other vehicles within the compound ablaze.

The shuttle buses put together by the Mimiko led administration in the state was used for transporting students to and from school free of charge.

 

The hoodlums, it was gathered Defied the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by governor Rotimi Akeredolu, to carry out the dastardly act.

 

The free shuttle buses and other vehicles were packed within the premises of the Okitipupa local secretariat

 

The Police spokesperson in the state, Mr. Tee-leo Ikoro said that investigations have started on the Perpetrators of the destructions, and that some security operatives have been deployed to the area to restore normalcy.

 

Reports shows how the same hoodlums had set the police area command in the local government area on fire and carted away police rifles.

The local government secretariat was also looted and set ablaze while the vehicle inspection office (VIO) in the council was vandalised.

Mr. Tee-leo Ikoro also said the hoodlums broke into the Nigerian Correctional Service (NSC) facility in the local government and freed some in-mates.

 

#EndSARS protests in various parts of the country turned violent after hoodlums hijacked the protests.

 

This made some governors impose varying degrees of curfew in their states to restore normalcy.

 


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