The Federal Government has deployed more security forces to guard public assets in the state to prevent further destruction of public infrastructure in Lagos State by hoodlums,
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Thursday morning while speaking in an interview on Arise TV.
Babajide revealed that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai called him on the phone on Wednesday.
He said the two security chiefs asked to deploy more troops to secure public assets and he said, “Why not? Our airports and other public buildings must be secured.”
There have been reports of widespread arson and violence in the past few days as rampaging hoodlums looted, razed, and destroyed public assets.
Banks, local government secretariats, police stations, the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Shoprite Ajah, Nigerian Ports Authority head office, the governor mother’s house at Akerele, VIO/Federal Road Safety Corps’ offices at Ojodu, magistrates’ courts at Igbosere, TVC station, the Nation Newspapers office, and many others have been burnt down in the last 48 hours.