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#LekkiMassacre: Tinubu’s TVC, Sanwo Olu’s family houses, others set alight around Lagos

Nigerian soldiers intervened in a protest with lethal force Wednesday night, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded.

• October 21, 2020
Governor of Lagos state, Jide Sanwo-Olu and APC leader, Bola Tinubu. [CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]
Governor of Lagos state, Jide Sanwo-Olu and APC leader, Bola Tinubu. [CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Some residents of Lagos on Wednesday set on fire a private television station, TVC, believed to be owned by the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu. The station subsequently went off air Wednesday morning.

The apparent reprisal attacks against those who were believed to be culpable in the massacre of peaceful protesters on Tuesday night in Lekki Lagos sparked across major areas in Lagos on Wednesday. 

The Lagos owned new BRT Terminal at Oyingbo was also set ablaze with multiple buses burnt. 

The family houses Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu in Surulere and Lagos Island also suffered a similar fate as enraged youths lit them on fire. 

Anger across the nation flared on Tuesday evening when men of the Nigerian military opened fire on peaceful protesters at the Lekki-toll gate of Lagos.

At least nine were reportedly killed while scores were wounded, Peoples Gazette found. 

Mr. Sanwo-Olu claimed nobody was killed in Lekki military attack, ignoring video evidence and Nigerian Army’s attempt to hand over nine bodies to police.

The Lagos governor had earlier described #LekkiMassacre as a dark history and blamed evil forces in the Nigerian Army.

Military snipers were also sighted at the top of Lagos Oriental Hotel, long believed owned by Mr Tinubu, in Lagos. It was unclear the kind of instructions the snipers were given.

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