An angry mob has set ablaze two banks in protest over an alleged shooting and killing of two trailer drivers by a policeman attached to Diamond Bank on Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos.
The attacked banks it was learnt, were the Diamond Bank where the alleged policeman is attached and a Sterling Bank branch on Wharf Road.
The ugly incident occurred after the trailer drivers allegedly parked indiscriminately in front of the bank.
The order by the policeman for the drivers to repark sparked off an heated argument which later led to the shooting and deaths.
The exact number of drivers shot was not yet clear by the time this story was filed, however it was learnt that they were two.
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The colleagues of the drivers were said to have stormed the bank demanding that the policeman be released to them. On the bank’s refusal to hearken to them, the angry youths then set the bank ablaze, destroying properties and other valuables.
Calm has been restored to the area as policemen from Rapid Response Squad, anti-riot squad and Area B command, as well as operatives from the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECEOFT have been deployed to the place.
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