Irate youths on Wednesday set ablaze the family home of Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo – Olu , on Omididun Street, throwing stones at the house.
Sanwo- Olu had imposed a curfew on the state due to the # EndSARS protests. Soldiers were subsequently called in and eyewitnesses claimed seven persons , mostly youths , died in the attack .
Eyewitnesses told The PUNCH that one of the youths holding a jerry can of petrol was seen soaking the house in petrol but was quickly stopped by residents for fear that the fire could spread uncontrollably .
Moments after , however, the youths succeeded in burning down the house .
The eyewitness , who wished to remain anonymous, said , “ Around 7 . 45 am , 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.