- Hoodlums in Lagos are all-out to begin anarchy
- The thugs set offices of the FRSC and the VIO located in the Ojodu part of the state on fire
- The miscreants also razed a BRT terminal in the area
Buildings belonging to the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were on Wednesday, October 21, set on fire by some thugs in the Ojodu part of Lagos state.
Eyewitnesses claim that apart from razing many vehicles in the area, the criminals also set on fire the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) at Berger.
An eyewitness who spoke with Punch disclosed:
“Over 30 vehicles have been burnt. Many cars that were seized are also affected. The entire building is on fire.”
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom (UK) ordered the immediate closure of its embassies in Nigeria following the turn of events trailing the EndSARS protests.
The demonstrations, which began as a peaceful march two weeks ago, have degenerated into something people never expected in various states, leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties.
Over the past three days, attacks have been launched by suspected hoodlums on government-owned institutions and private businesses. Some properties have been razed as people continue to clamour for an end to police brutality.
Moreover, police stations were set on fire in Edo on Monday, October 19, while two prisons were broken into, leading to the escape of inmates from custody.
The protests, however, took a major turn on the evening of Tuesday, October 20, when some soldiers opened fire on protesters who were at the Lekki tollgate.
In a statement issued on its website on Wednesday, October 21, the UK noted that the closure of its offices is to ensure the safety of staff and visa applicants.
The statement partly read:
"The closure will be maintained for an initial 48 hours, while applicants who have already booked appointments have been advised to reschedule.
“Due to the ongoing protest in Nigeria and for the safety of both staff and applicants, our Nigeria centres will be closed for 48 hours at a minimum..."
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