Angry mobs have set ablaze a branch of Diamond Bank on Burma Road and another branch of Sterling Bank on Wharf Road.

The mobs took the criminal action, following the alleged killing of a tanker driver by a policeman attached to one of the banks early this morning.

According to investigation, the tanker drivers usually parked infron of the banks and effort by the security agent to stop them had proved abortive.

However on Wednesday, the policeman allegedly shot dead one of the drivers, leading to protests by his colleagues and consequently burning of the banks.

Policemen from Rapid Response Squad, 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