EndSARS: Only 100 Nigerians Died, 1957 inmates set free during the October Protest – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has revealed the latest update on the exact number of civilian casualties that occurred during the the nationwide protest on October.

Lai Mohammed also update newsmen on the number of policemen and soldiers who died during the protest.

This information was made available to the general public in Abuja on Thursday November 19 at a media briefing held in regards to the EndSARS protest and its aftermath.

According to the minister, there was a total of 100 casualties, 57 civilians, 37 policemen, and 6 Nigerian Soldiers lost their lives all over the country during the civil unrest caused by the EndSARS protest.

He also stated that about 196 officers of the Nigerian Police were injured; 164 police patrol vehicles destroyed and 134 police stations were vandalized across the nation.

The minister further revealed that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) all lost some of their equipments, their infrastructures and other valuables to attackers during the crisis.

About the prison break, he narrated that a total of 8 medium Security custodial centres in 6 different states (Lagos, Edo, Abia, Ondo, Delta and Ebonyi) were broken into, with about 1,957 inmates set free and 31 members of Nigeria Correctional Service staff injured.

Regarding the private facilities, the minister said that over 269 private/corporate facilities were set on fire, looted or vandalised, 243 government-owned facilities razed down and 81 government-owned warehouses looted.

He also revealed that the Federal Get is very much satisfied with the role played by different security agencies, especially by the Nigerian military and the police, allthrough the EndSARS crisis and maintained that the security personnel acted professionally in their response.