TVC mob attack: Anti-riot policemen evacuate staff
The headquarters of Television Continental (TVC) in Lagos would have been completely razed by a mob that stormed the station on Wednesday morning but it was averted owing to intervention of a detachment of anti-riot policemen.
Following the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza by security forces, irate youths have taken to arson, vandalism of public and private properties across the state.
As at the time of reportage, more police stations across the state have been set ablazed just as Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) terminals, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) head office in Marina, Igbosere Magistrates Court, Lekki Shopping Mall and many other important facilities have suffered attacks.
According to report, the hoodlums who could not gain access into the buildings of the TVC, set vehicles ablaze and were advancing in when policemen arrived the scene.
The policemen were said to have dispersed the mob, contained the inferno before evacuating occupants of the premises to safety.
It was also gathered hoodlums looted commercial banks in Lekki and carted away cash while cultists were alleged to have capitalised on the impasse to loot, kill people in Ikorodu.
Confirming the chaos, police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said: “They are attacking and looting banks and people’s properties. Even taking away cars.
”They are hoodlums and they will be treated as such. Everybody is a target. Police stations and media houses not spared. Minimum force will be applied to curtail them.”