#EndSARS: Scores Of Properties Set Ablaze, Looted In Lagos After Military Onslaught On Protesters

EndSARS Anarchy In Lagos OnoBello

The thirteenth day of protests in the Lagos against police brutality began with singing of the national anthem and ended with a massacre carried out by soldiers. And in those last moments on Tuesday, there have been reports of widespread violence by hoodlums on lives and properties.

Dozens of storefront businesses, office buildings, vehicles and media houses in Lagos were damaged Wednesday night in incidents of looting, window smashing, and fires set by suspected thugs, triggered by the violent crackdown on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.

In videos being shared online, the rioting, vandalism, theft, and arson have since spread across multiple communities including Amuwo-Odofin, Lekki, Ajah, Bariga, Orile, Oshodi, Oyingbo, Ojodu, Apapa, Surulere and many more.

According to Guardian, headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) was set ablaze after the hoodlums invaded and chased out the workers. They also attacked the NPA facility in Dockyard, Apapa and carted away valuable items.

All vehicles in the premises were also set on fire by some unidentified hoodlums. Also popular retail chain store Shoprite have been looted across the metropolis. In Ajah, a police station was burnt down. Bus parks were also torched in Oyingbo and Ojodu Berger.

Along admiralty way, multiple stores were vandalized while in Monkey Village, a community in Amuwo-Odofin, residents looted a warehouse which reportedly house COVID-19 palliatives meant for citizens.

As a result of the violence, a total of 13 deaths were recorded yesterday across the nation. So far, many states have imposed curfews to curb the violence including Lagos.

Photo Credit: Kola Sulaimon / AFP

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