Massive Destruction in Lagos, as irate Youths set ablaze TVC Hqtrs, Government Facilities

Irate youths on Wednesday, destroyed so many private and public facilities across Lagos state.

The sad development is coming after military personnel shot, killed and wounded several unarmed #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos, on Tuesday night.

The State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on Tuesday, imposed curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests, with soldiers subsequently called in.

Despite the curfew, the hoodlums on Wednesday morning, went on rampage.

The family home of Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was also set ablaze.

Eewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “Around 7.45am, angry youths gathered around Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones and shattering glasses.

“One of the youths poured petrol on the building but was immediately prevented from setting it ablaze because the fire could spread and lead to loss of lives.

“However, the youths soon gathered again and burnt down the house. The fire is currently spreading but firefighters have arrived at the scene.”

It took the intervention of the policemen attached to the Adeniji Adele Police Station, before the situation was brought under control.

In a related development, hoodlums made their way into the Igbosere High Court, Lagos Island on Wednesday, carting away computers, printers, files, fans, air conditioners and other items.

After looting the court, the rioters set it on fire before fleeing.

Earlier in the day, the headquarters of Television Continental (TVC), as well as that of the The Nation newspaper, were razed down, with several cars in the building also burnt.

Also burnt were several public buildings in Lagos Island including the BRT buses as well as the Palace of the Oba of Lagos.

Headquarters of TVC news attacked.

The office of the Nigerian Ports Authority was also torched while security officials have been unable to contain the situation.

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