TENSION IN LEKKI, GUNSHOTS HEARD, AS POLICE PATROL AND YOUTHS PREPRAE FOR CONFRONTATION, SANWO-OLU FAMILY HOUSE VANDALISED

Lagos may be boiling again as the youths in Lekki have gathered this morning to show their anger and displeasure over what happened yesterday which led to the death of many protesters in parts of THE city.

Reports monitored in Abuja indicated that there have been shootings in parts of Lagos this morning even as the Police parade key areas where the protesters usually gathered as well as important government installations.

Meanwhile, irate youths on Wednesday gathered around the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones at the house.

Sanwo-Olu had imposed a curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests. Soldiers were subsequently called in which led to the deaths of at least seven persons, mostly youths.

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.

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.”

It was learnt that policemen attached to the Adeniji Adele Police Station had raced to the scene in a bid to quell the violence.
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