Places Burnt Down in Lagos State after the #LekkiGenocide
On Tuesday, 20th October, 2020, there was a direct attack on peaceful protester of the End SARS movement at the Lekki Admiralty Toll Gate, Lagos Nigeria.
Many were reported dead and others wounded, though this was denied by the government in power led by Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, many local and internationl reports have proven otherwise.
Hillary Clinton and many other prominence spoke out against the government.
This action, which was also denied bluntly by the Nigerian Military and tagged “Fake News”, resulted to violence accross the state.
Below are major places burnt down by mobs in Lagos state due to the genocide.
Lagos hospital attacked for alleged refusal to treat wounded protester
A section of the Lagoon Hospital located at Liverpool Road, Apapa, in Lagos was razed on Tuesday for allegedly refusing to treat a wounded protester.
Reports about the incident suggest that the unidentified man sustained bullets wound and was rushed to the Lagoon Hospital for treatment but was rejected and thereafter died.
In a video shared on social media, the body of the young man was seen at the front of the hospital, while the angry crowd gathered at the hospital, burnt tyres and a part of the hospital.
The management of the hospital in a statement, however, said the reports were untrue and the man was brought in dead.
The management also denied the hospital being burnt, saying only the Emergency Room (ER) entrance was attacked and tyres burnt at the car park.
“Hello all, we attend to all emergency cases. He was brought in dead and the okada man tried to abandon him. The okada man drove away and dumped the dead body outside the hospital.
“We did not know he was left on the road. We are committed to assisting all those injured. Thank you to everyone supporting healthcare workers.
“The ER entrance was damaged and they burnt tyres at the car park. Thankfully no staff was injured and though badly shaken, all are home now. The hospital was not burnt,” the statement reads.
Oyingbo Bus Terminus Burnt
Arsonists camouflaging as #ENDSARS protesters descended on the Lagos state government owned Oyinbgo Bus Terminus and set it ablaze, along with the buses parked there.
TVC Headquarters Set Ablaze By Angry Protesters
Some group of angry protesters allegedly set the Lagos State Office of the TVC News on fire.
The reports came on the heels of yesterday shooting at End SARS protesters in Lekki Toll gate by the men of the Nigerian Military. An order which the state governor, Babajide Sanwolu has said it’s beyond his control.
Angry protesters in their numbers stormed the premises of TVC News in Lagos, a Television channel belonging to the former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu.
TVC Station later went off air after it became too serious.
A popular talkshow programme, YourView, was on when the hoodlums besieged the station.
The programme host, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, who said the hoodlums entered in a van, asked to go on a commercial break.
Also the TVC was accused of partial reportage in events surrounding the End SARS protest.
Thugs take over Channels TV
The distance between TVC and Channels Tv isn’t so much so the thugs headed for them next.
The channel also went off air shortly after thugs were seen taking over the station.
Staff of Channels Television were forced to escape for their lives as a mob invaded the broadcast station on Wednesday morning.
Nigeria Port Authority Headquarter On Fire
The Nigeria Port Authority Headquarter was set on fire by an angry mob.
The building was set on fire by angry Nigerians, who began vandalising public properties following the killing of unarmed protesters at Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday night.
… Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) HQ building Apapa Lagos on fire. Further potential mob actions targeted at Govt Assets not unlikely. pic.twitter.com/wqKTOOLxVF— McDonSecure (@McDonSecure) October 21, 2020
The mob gathered at the entrance of the port before breaking in and setting fire to the building.
Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Gate On Fire
The toll gate of the bridge that connects Lekki to the Ikoyi axis of Lagos was on Fire.
It was gathered that the mob believed Tinubu also own the gate.
The bridge has been the alternative route for residents since #EndSARS protesters blocked the Lekki toll gates 13 days ago.
Mob burns down Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Lagos Island
Irate youths on Wednesday, allegedly set ablaze the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, also throwing stones at the house.
Eyewitnesses told The PUNCH 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.
Moments after, however, the youths succeeded in burning down the house.
The eyewitness, 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 was learnt that policemen attached to the Adeniji Adele Police Station had raced to the scene in a bid to quell the violence.
Police Stations Burnt in Lagos
At least four police stations were reported to have been burnt.
According to the police, the affected stations are the Orile Police Station, Layeni Police Station, Amukoko Police Station and Cele outpost.
The Mushin and Ilemba Hausa police divisions were reportedly attacked.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the protesters were chanting #EndSARS at the Orile Police Station when the Divisional Police Officer and her officers allegedly opened fire on the protesters, killing one person in the process.
Enraged by the development, it was gathered that a clash occurred between the protesters, including hoodlums, and policemen attached to the division.
During the attack, the station was set ablaze.
One Bolaji, who witnessed the incident, accused the DPO of pulling the trigger that killed the protester, adding that two stations were burnt due to the incident.
THREE BANK BUILDINGS SET ABLAZE IN LEKKI
Three new generational bank buildings have been set ablaze along the Admiralty Way in Lekki, Lagos.
The three banks have been identified as Polaris, GTB and Access Bank branches.
Thug burns down Lagos court, wears judge’s robe
Scores of hoodlums made their way into the Igbosere High Court, Lagos Island on Wednesday, carting away computers, printers, files, fans, air conditioners and other items.
A viral video also shows one of the thugs dressed in a judge’s robe and wig, wielding a machete.
After looting the ‘temple of justice’ the rioters set it on fire before fleeing.
A lawyer, Yinka Aileru, explained to The PUNCH that the loss of documents may not directly affect cases because the Lagos State judiciary had introduced e-filing.
He said, “In Lagos State they introduced the concept of e-filing so all processes are also submitted in soft copy. There is a section where soft copies are scanned. However, I don’t know if the server has been affected.”
Scores of irate youths have in the last eight hours taken over several public buildings in Lagos Island including the Palace of the Oba of Lagos.
Lagos Theatre in Oregun set on fire by angry mob
The Lagos Theatre in Oregun area was set on fire by an angry mob on October 21.
Some protesters who were interviewed at the scene of the incident by newsmen, denied having a hand in the vandalization. They also revealed that they tried to wade off the mob before the attack.
Hoodlums set The Nation Newspaper office on fire
Some hoodlums have set the office of The Nation Newspaper on fire on Wednesday evening.
Three staff members of the paper confirmed the development PREMIUM TIMES alongside some video clips of the incident.
The print news platform is linked to the former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu.
A reporter with the newspaper who spoke said “our office is on fire now but LASEMA and police have been called for rescue.”
“Reporters and other staff have run for their lives. Some are also trapped,” the reporter said asking not to be named.
The office is located at Fatai Atere way, Mushin, Lagos
FRSC, VIO, LASTMA offices at Ojodu-Berger, Lagos on fire
The premises of the Motor Vehicle Administration situated at Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos state was on fire.
The premises accommodate the offices of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
Impounded vehicles in the compound were seen burning.
These incidents happened after Tuesday night’s shootings by security agents at #EndSARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos state, Nigeria.
The attack has been tagged #LekkiGenocide and #LagosMassacre