Police in Nigeria say that its facilities in the southern city of Benin in Edo state have been attacked by “people posing as #EndSars protesters”, referring to the demonstrations against police brutality that have been going on for almost two weeks.

The “protesters” took arms and ammunition from the armoury and freed suspects being held, police said in a statement posted on Twitter.

It added that some that some of the facilities had been set on fire:

The statement also said that everything was being done to bring the situation under control.

The authorities in the southern Edo state have imposed a 24-hour curfew saying that “hoodlums” had taken advantage of the #EndSars protests.