Abiodun vows to fish out perpetrators of Sagamu riot

Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, has stated that his administration will pursue those responsible for arson and willful destruction of public property in the state. 

Some enraged youths had invaded the Akarigbo road in the state's Sagamu area, destroying some banks. 

The youths also stormed the Sagamu Local Government Secretariat, destroying property and carting away the legislative council's mace. 

On Tuesday, the governor visited the area to assess the damage to buildings and properties caused by the unrest. 

Abiodun told reporters shortly after the assessment tour of the affected areas that the level of property destruction was shocking and went beyond the naira redesign or swap policy. 

"I am here to provide an on-the-spot assessment of what occurred during the protest that rocked Sagamu yesterday," he said. 

" I have visited the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, local government secretariat and I am here at Akarigbo road to see the banks. 

"What I've witnessed here breaks my heart. I'm at a loss for words. It was supposed to be a protest, but what I've seen here indicates sinister intentions. 

"The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company office and the Local Government Secretariat were vandalized, and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. 

Hoodlums attempted to steal computers and cash from banks. 

" We are going after any person that either directly or indirectly associates with this hideous crime. 

"We'll swing them, arrest them, and they'll face the full force of the law, making a good example of them." 

He reiterated that, despite the violence that erupted in the country two years ago as a result of the EndSARS protest, Ogun State was relatively peaceful. 

While praising security personnel for their quick response to the chaos, Abiodun urged residents of the state to go about their normal lives peacefully.

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