The Lagos State government had claimed that peaceful protesters of the #EndSARS #EndSWAT movement vandalised one of its State Fire and Rescue Service Engine Truck at Alausa, Ikeja area of the State, while protesters have debunked the claim, saying truck was vandalised by hoodlums.
Speaking to journalists at the scene of the incident, the Acting Head of the Agency, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, expressed dissatisfaction at the unprovoked attack on the truck used daily to assist and support Lagosians in emergency situations.
According to her, the fire engine truck was on its way from Salvation Street, Opebi, where it had been deployed to quell a fire incident in the morning, en-route to another emergency call at 10, Thomas Adeboye Street, Olowoira in Ojodu, before it was attacked by some of the protesters.
In her words, “The distress call to Olowoira was received at 12.08 hours and the Alausa fire truck was en-route the scene from Opebi, where it had just concluded an operation before it was attacked and damaged by some protesters.”
While maintaining that the Fire Engine Truck was still able to attend to the occurrence at Olowoira despite the attack and damage by the protesters, Adeseye advised Lagosians to stop destroying government property since the cost will eventually be borne by the taxpayers in the State.
Meanwhile, some protesters took to social media to correct her claims, explaining that their protests had been violence-free since they began.Follow us on social media