#EndSARS: Lagos Government Battles To Calm Angry Youths, As Youths Torched Government And Private Businesses
With the black Tuesday at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State, Nigeria where a number of protesters were allegedly killed and others injured by the Nigerian army. Today, a number of angry youths believing to be protesters went ahead to set some government and privates institutions ablaze.
All these started, when the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station in Oyingbo, Lagos State was torched by an angry mob. BRT was provided by the state government in order to address transport challenges in the state.
Also, a popular broadcasting station known as Television Continental (TVC) in Ikosi-Ketu, Lagos was set ablaze. The TV station is owned by the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, who asked the protesters to vacate the streets while government addresses their plight. Due to the attack on TVC, Channels Television also went off-air as they foresaw the possibility of them being attacked.
Still on the report, the Nigeria Port Authority building in Marina was sighted to be on flames over the crackdown on peaceful protesters.
It was on record that the state governor’s personal house was vandalized and part of the building was set on fire by angry youths who feel the governor has failed in his responsibility to protect the lives of innocent citizens who came out to protest.
Again as of filing this report, the office of the Federal Road Safety Corps, LASTMA, and VIO in Ojodu is said the be on fire as patrol vehicles were set ablaze.
Nevertheless, the Nigerian Army has denied involvement in the killings of the youths at the Lekki Tollgate despite videos that were trending on Twitter showing the military on their uniform executing orders.