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Robbers terrorize motorists, passengers stuck in Lagos-Ibadan traffic



Motorists and passengers who got stuck in the Lagos-Ibadan expressway traffic hold-up on Tuesday saw hell when robbers dispossessed many of their monies and valuables.
The traffic situation was made worse by the rehabilitation work being carried out by Julius Berger Plc.
According to an eyewitness who identified himself as Aborishade Osanyin, the robbers attacked exotic cars stealing phones and money among other valuables.
“They targeted exotic cars in the traffic. They harassed the owners and collected their valuables.
“The robbers are suspected to be hoodlums hiding under the Kara Bridge. Some motorists managed to reach the police, but the robbers had a field day for about 20 minutes.
“Some of them wore masks and had guns. They took the side of the long bridge where Julius Berger is rehabilitating and attacked vehicles in the gridlock. They shot into the air as they moved from one vehicle to the other. It was scary; some people jumped out of their vehicles and ran away,” he said.
Reports say the situation was brought under control when policemen attached to the Warewa Police Division, Ogun State, and the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, and the Isheri Police Division, Lagos State, responded to the situation.
According to a policeman attached to the team that stormed the area while the robbery was ongoing; “The hoodlums have hideouts in the area. When they sighted the police patrol vehicles, they took to their heels. The most important thing was to stop the robbery, which we did. We were able to assure the motorists driving into Lagos that the robbers had fled and that they were safe.”
ACP Olatunji Disu, the Commander, RRS, said the robbers were displaced immediately the team of policemen arrived the area.
“The RRS patrol team and the Isheri division went after the robbers. We were able to dislodge them.”

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