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Mob set Sterling, Diamond Banks on fire after policeman killed tanker drivers

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Mob set Sterling, Diamond Banks on fire after policeman killed tanker drivers

Mob set Sterling, Diamond Banks on fire after policeman killed tanker drivers

NEWISSUES, Abuja

An irate mob has reportedly set Sterling Bank and Diamond Bank branches in Apapa, Lagos state on fire.

This was after a mobile policeman attached to the bank shot a tanker driver dead.

Banks in Apapa are shutting down and evacuating their personnel following the incident by protesting tanker drivers.

Below is what an eyewitness sent to DAILY POST: “Good afternoon, kindly be informed of a riot situation currently at Creek Road, Apapa. A Mobile police officer shot a trailer driver in front of Diamond Bank after an argument to stop blocking the road.

“The trailer drivers in a reprisal attack have set both Diamond and Sterling Bank on Creek Road on Fire after the police officer ran to Sterling Bank to escape being lynched. Staff of Creek Road branch are safe and in the Branch. The policemen are still trying to bring the situation under control. Please avoid this route if you are around Apapa.”

Another eyewitness told Premium Times that, “The tank drivers usually line their vehicles along the road and police will come to collect money from them, those that refuse to part with money will have their tyres deflated.” He added that, “This will be the second time the police will shoot a tanker driver this week,”
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