Armed thugs set ablaze Ibeju Lekki LG secretariat

Sodiq Oyeleke

Hoodlums on Wednesday attacked Ibeju Lekki Local Government Secretariat, Igando-Oloja, Lagos State, and burn offices on the premises.

The PUNCH gathered that the hoodlums also carted away properties belonging to the council.

The council’s Chief Press Secretary, Arisu Olumide, confirmed the incident, describing the attack as “barbaric”.

He said, “The armed thugs disguised as peaceful protesters to gain entrance and burnt down the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Secretariat, Igando-Oloja.

“They were around till evening. They made sure that no single office or building is safe from their barbaric act.

“Vehicles parked at the premises were set ablaze, valuable properties were also destroyed and set ablaze.

“They burst into different offices of the council. They carted away office equipment, documents, Computer sets, other Information Communication Technology gadgets, and other lots of valuable things worth millions of naira.”

He lamented that some of the thugs attacked residents who attempted to take pictures or record the scene.

“The nearby residents who tried to record the scene and take pictures were beaten and their phones were also broken.”


See photos: