Aggrieved youths have on Wednesday morning, set fire to the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street.
This comes on the heels of the events that have been termed the Lekki Massacre, where men of the Nigerian Army were deployed to ambush peaceful protesters who were camped at the Lekki Toll gate for a sit-in, after many of them could not return home following the announcement of a curfew. Casualties and fatalities have been recorded, with no less than 78 killed, and countless more injured.
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The Lekki Massacre has since sent angry youths on a rampage across Lagos. Eyewitnesses told newsmen that one of the youths holding a jerry can of petrol was seen soaking the house in petrol but was quickly stopped by residents for fear that the fire could spread uncontrollably.
However,despite efforts to quench the fire, the house has burnt down. The mob was said to have reportedly gathered around Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones and shattering glass windows.
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The fire is reported to be currently spreading but firefighters have arrived at the scene.
In addition, it was gathered that policemen attached to the Adeniji Adele Police Station have rushed to the scene of the incidence to quell the violence.