Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement, said what transpired was that a group of hoodlums stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at Hogan Bassey Street, Surulere, to free two suspects standing trial for alleged kidnapping.
“They shot three officers. One of them, Inspector Erinfolami Ayodeji, unfortunately, died. The others are Inspectors Ekein Joshua and Peter Agabi.
“The hoodlums, while escaping, fired into the air. A bystander was hit. He also died – sadly,” Omotoso said.
“Governor @jidesanwoolu commiserates with the families, who lost their loved ones and prays that God will strengthen them.
“He urges all those concerned to ensure that these protests do not degenerate further and create room for hoodlums who do not mean well for our society.
“The government is working with the Police to ensure the restoration of the peace that Lagos has always been proud of,” Omotoso said.
IMPORTANT new video showing armed men opening fire during the #SURULEREPROTEST today.
They were standing on Iyun Rd, shooting. #EndSARS Protestors were in front of them here: https://t.co/CuERa2G8Yu
A man is visible on the floor after burst of fire.