Lagos State firefighters attacked by hoodlums

Suspected hoodlums attacked three firemen of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and destroyed a fire engine of the Agency during their course of duty on Sunday, November 29.

Acting Head of the Agency, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident, said the reason for the attack is unknown but they were attacked after prevented from attending to a fire incident at Nmani Street, Dopemu Agege, in Orile Agege LCDA, Lagos.

Adeseye informed that three firemen from a crew of four were injured and the Agency’s vehicle, Agege Fire Eagle C07, damaged by the hoodlums after preventing the personnel from performing their official duties adding that a team of policemen from Alabo Police Division, led by Supol Bako Muhammed, restored normalcy at the fire scene.

The injured officers were treated at Agege General Hospital, while investigations about the incident are on-going to effect the arrest of culprits and ascertain the cause of the attack, she added.

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