The Federal Government has deployed more security forces to guard public assets in Lagos state.
This decision was reportedly taken, in light of the recent violence, in order to prevent further destruction of public infrastructure in Lagos State by hoodlums.
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This development was disclosed by the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in an interview on Arise TV on Thursday morning where he revealed that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, called him on the phone on Wednesday.
According to him, the two security chiefs asked to deploy more troops to secure public assets and he replied, “Why not? Our airports and other public buildings must be secured.”
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In the wake of the killings that took place at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night, there have been reports of widespread violence, arson, looting of public assets, and more killings around the state.
This was despite the 24-hour state-wide curfew announced by the governor on Tuesday afternoon in the wake of the unrest in the state.
In the last 48 hours, some of the public assets that have been affected in the wave of violence include banks, the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, local government secretariats, Nigerian Ports Authority head office, police stations, Shoprite Ajah, the governor mother’s house at Akerele, VIO/Federal Road Safety Corps’ offices at Ojodu, magistrates’ courts at Igbosere, TVC station, the Nation Newspapers office, and many others.