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Mobile Policemen Rescue TVC Staff, Igbosere Court Set Ablaze as Officers Recover Money Looted from GTB, Access Bank.

A detachment of anti-riot policemen was sent to secure lives and properties at TV Continental headquarters in Lagos Wednesday following attacks by hoodlums.

Police authorities told our correspondent that the policemen have dispersed the hoodlums and restored peace.

Before the attack on TVC, there were reports of hoodlums raiding banks and setting the Igbosere magistrates court on fire.

According to the police, officers have made arrests and recovered money allegedly looted from GTB and Access Bank at Lekki.

Lagos State government properties and those of APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s family also came under attacks in Lagos as angry youths stormed the roads to protest the slaughter of protesters by soldiers at Lekki.

There are videos online showing commercial buses at the Bus Rapid Transport station at Ebute Meta and the Lagos City Hall on fire.

There are also reports of the house of Sanwo-Olu’s mother at Surulere being set ablaze.

Meanwhile, the governor has spent all night visiting hospitals to see injured survivors of the shootings by soldiers at Lekki yesterday, shortly after he declared a 24-hour indefinite curfew.

Sanwo-Olu confirmed 30 shot by soldiers in a tweet early today.

Sanwo-Olu’s tweet says: “This is the toughest night of our lives as forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger.

“I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki.