BREAKING: Lagos withdraws BRT after hoodlums attacked #EndSARS protesters

By Editor on 15/10/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 124

Hours after some hoodlums attacked #EndSARS protesters Lagos Bus Services Limited, operators of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has suspended operations after it was accused of donating one of its buses for the operation, which took place at Alausa, the state's seat of power.

Alongside with the Lagos State government, which earlier denied sponsoring the attack, the company, also dismissed the allegation as unfounded, adding that at no time was any of its buses even used for conveying thugs to to disrupt #EndSARS protests as seen in a viral video.

Idowu Oguntona, the Managing Director, of the company, who made the declaration in a statement, explained the true picture was that some hoodlums, who were riding inside one of the yellow bus near the BRT, invaded an Oshodi-bound bus belonging to the company, which caused fear-stricken passengers to flee by jumping outside the bus from all directions.

Afolabi Olawale, his spokesman, said in a statement: “While giving a background to the video, the Managing Director of LBSL, Mr. Idowu Oguntona, stated that bus 240171 in the video was heading towards Oshodi from Berger around 8am when some armed individuals disembarked from a particular yellow vehicle in front of the bus at the Secretariat Bus Stop, on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway and headed towards the direction of the bus.

“One of our buses during the normal cause of operations ran into approaching armed people this morning. When the people were sighted armed and heading towards our bus, commuters in the bus scampered for safety due to the imminent danger. One of the passengers even tried to escape through the rear window of the bus.

“The armed group, whose identity remains unknown, later went their way without attacking the bus. In fact, all the passengers were eventually commuted safely to their destination at Oshodi.”

Oguntona added that it was quite disheartening that the incident was linked to the activities of some hoodlums.

The MD of the bus company said that in the interim, the company “is forced to suspend temporarily all bus operations for the safety of passengers and until it is safe to return to service. He pleaded for understanding from all esteemed passengers and reiterated the rights of people to peaceful protests and condemned any attack on people participating.”





Posted on October, 15 2020

Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

You may also like...
Suspected 'Armed' Herdsmen set Benue Community ablaze, many...

Police: We didn't withdraw Obiano's security *He has...

Son, 20 slaughters 55-year-old mother

BREAKING: Why Sowore, others must pay the price...

UCL: Chelsea, Barca share spoils at Stamford, Bayern...

BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419...

BREAKING: After 22 years pursuing PhD, frustrated UI...

Return CRK to secondary schools, like IRK or...

Four die, scores wounded as phone call sparks...
Latest News EndSARS protester dies after knife attack *Hoodlums hit campaigners in Abuja again BREAKING: Obaseki responds to Benin jailbreak, slams 24hours curfew in Edo BREAKING: Finally, Buhari orders military operation to quell #EndSARS protests BREAKING: #EndSARS turns bloody in Benin *Armed men break prison, free inmates BREAKING: FG dangles N50billion carrot on ASUU, insists on IPPIS BREAKING: Obiano sets up inquiry into 'Awkuzu killer squad' *To prosecute Nwafor, notorious police boss #EndSARS protest cripples Awka #Strange faces lead #EndSARS protest Why Nigeria barred from participating in US visa lottery Kwara governor, deputy join #EndSARS protests *Promise to address grievances BREAKING: Eight months after, FG orders all civil servants to resume


Most Read BREAKING: Atiku defects to APGA *Picks ticket for 2019 presidency *Runs with Soludo (60,711 views) BREAKING: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar clinch final Ballon d'Or shortlist, Suarez snubbed (39,335 views) You must release Kanu, give us justice or we keep bombing – Gen. Ben (28,010 views) Seven 'killer' SARS officers arrested in Anambra for murder (25,420 views) I must redeem Ndigbo or die trying – Nwodo *We're quite uncomfortable in Nigeria (23,616 views) BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419 into cabinet (18,438 views) Okorie to Buhari: Your gvt can’t be killing Ndigbo and offering B’Haram amnesty (16,839 views) Biafra: I’ll lead negotiation with agitators – Okorie *Warns against force (16,816 views) Catholic bishops to Mbaka: Your prophesies could be brain wave (15,328 views) BREAKING: Again DSS shuns court order, hedges on Kanu's release (15,218 views)


News Appointments (417) Business (327) Crime (1402) Economy (670) Education (261) Entertainment (319) Fashion and Style (119) General (674) Health (842) Inside Africa (558) Interviews (29) National (1640) Politics (3511) Press Releases (3) Religion (289) Security (1842) Sports (2391) Technology (35) World News (690)


CBN banner advert

Chelsea Outdoor

Veleta banner

FRSC Officials vs Woman Driver on highway



Newsletters Subscribe to Whirl Wind News newsletters today and get breaking news and updates delivered to your mailbox!

Sign up