An angry mob set Diamond Bank and Sterling Bank bank in Apapa, Lagos, ablaze on Wednesday afternoon (July 19) after a policeman stationed at Diamond Bank in Creek Road allegedly shot dead some trailer driver.
The trailer drivers were said to have parked ‘indiscriminately’ in front of the bank before they were shot by the policeman. According to reports, the riot started after the bank refused to hand over the policeman to the driver’s angered colleagues who had already formed a mob.
They reportedly set the bank ablaze, destroying properties and other valuables.
Witnesses report that security agents including Policemen from the RRS, anti-riot squad and Area B command, as well as operatives from the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECEOFT have been deployed to the scene of the incident.