TVC, BRT buses, NPA set on fire in Lagos as anarchy engulfs Nigeria
Hoodlums have gone on rampage in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital and most populous city–burning buses and damaging public property.
On Wednesday, October 21, hoodlums marched to Television Continental (TVC), forced employees out of the building and seized their gadgets and belongings.
Thereafter, the TVC property sprawled on Ikosi Ketu, was set on fire.
There are reports that ChannelsTV has just gone off the air, with hoodlums said to be heading that way.
Mass transit buses belonging to the Lagos State government, have also been set on fire in the Oyingbo suburb.
The buses are popularly called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and were parked at the Oyingbo terminal.
There are reports that the home of the mother of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the Surulere area of Lagos, has been set ablaze by hoodlums.
It is also reported that Sanwo-Olu’s mothers home in Surulere has been burnt.
A building belonging to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has also been set on fire in the Apapa area.
The Lekki-Ikoyi toll has been set ablaze and cars on the parking lot of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) have been torched.
The Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC) office in the Ojodu Berger area of Lagos has also been attacked and burnt.
Sporadic gunshots have punctuated the still Lagos air since security operatives opened fire on unarmed protesters in Lekki on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Scores were reportedly killed and several others injured during the shooting.