Just in: Gov Sanwo-Olu assesses extent of damage, visits trouble spots


As the dust of the #ENDSARS protests gradually settles in Lagos, the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is currently visiting the sites of public facilities destroyed and set ablaze by rampaging hoodlums on Thursday.

The governor, from the visits monitored by our correspondent on Arise TV, so far had visited the Public Works Corporation and BRT terminus at Ojodu-Berger, where offices, buses and BRT buses were set ablaze.

The governor in company with some state executive members and journalists had also visited the BRT terminus at Oyingbo, where no fewer than 100 buses were equally burnt and sitting and ticketing areas vandalised.

One of the workers at the scene told the obviously disturbed governor and his entourage, that no fewer than 300 hoodlums invaded the facility and destroyed everything on sight.

Speaking earlier with a journalist, the state Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, seeing the extent of damage had lamented that “this is not the Lagos we are trying to build.”

Currently, the team had arrived at the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.

The palace was equally vandalised by the hoodlums, and they made away with a lot of valuables.

The Erelu Abiola Dosumu who was among those who received the governor at the palace, said “the action was a desecration of the palace and they were going to get to the bottom of the matter.”

Local Government secretariats on the island and the Lagos High Court buildings among others were attacked.

More later…




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