Diamond and Sterling Banks in Apapa, were set on fire by angry mob after a policeman attached to one of the banks killed three trailer drivers.
According to reports, the mayhem started at about 10am after the driver indiscriminately parked in front of the bank , a policeman attached to Diamond bank then shot the drivers to death.
The driver’s colleagues got angered by the killing and reportedly chased the policeman into a bank where officials refused to hand over the policeman to them, they then set the bank ablaze, destroying properties and other valuables.
The angry mob also set Sterling Bank along wharf road on fire leading other banks to evacuate their staffs.
Operatives from the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECEOFT and the Policemen from Rapid Response Squad, anti-riot squad and Area B command, have since been deployed to the scene.
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