By Henry Iheanacho
Angry youths on Wednesday gathered around the family home of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state.
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Youths besieged the house which is on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones and objects.
The governor had imposed a curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests. Soldiers were subsequently called in which led to the deaths of over 70 persons, according to reports.
According to eyewitnesses, one of the youths was seen holding a jerry can of petrol and soaking the house in petrol but was quickly stopped by residents.
However, moments after the first trial, the youths succeeded in burning down the house.
An eyewitness, who who spoke to The PUNCH, 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.
“However, the youths soon gathered again and burnt down the house. The fire is currently spreading but firefighters have arrived at the scene.”
It was gathered that police officers attached to the Adeniji Adele Station had raced to the scene in a bid to quell the violence.
Over 70 people have been reportedly killed while many had are have been left wounded after soldiers launched the deadly attack on Tuesday night to disperse the protesters.
The #EndSARS protests rocking the country have continued for almost two weeks with youths calling for a lasting reform of the Nigeria Police Force.