In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, August, 2020

Commuters Stranded As Danfo Drivers Protest On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Commuters Stranded As Danfo Drivers Protest On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Danfo drivers

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In line with The PUNCH,  many commuters had been on Wednesday afternoon stranded alongside the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway as business bus drivers stopped operations.

It was gathered that some operatives of the Lagos State Job Pressure had earlier stormed the Abule-Egba and Ijaiye areas within the Ifako-Ijaiye Native Authorities Space of the state.

The duty drive officers had been stated to have been on enforcement obligation when some unknown individuals confronted them with harmful weapons.

It was learnt that the duty drive operatives shot on the hoodlums suspected to be transport employees and allegedly gunned down two of the hoodlums.

The following confrontation brought about a scare as commuters and merchants within the areas scampered for security.

The chairman of the duty drive, Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed the incident however denied that his males gunned down any of the hoodlums.

He stated, “Some hoodlums got here in three buses to assault a few of our males and we confronted them.

“We obtained the data from the Nationwide Union of Street Transport Staff and our males confronted the hoodlums.

“We have now additionally arrested them and they’re in our custody.”

Efforts to achieve the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, proved abortive as his calls weren’t answered and he had but to reply to a textual content message despatched to his line as of the time of submitting this report.

In the meantime, commuters had been seen of their droves trekking to their locations as danfo drivers refused to function after the incident.

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A commuter, Lanre Obabiyi, informed our correspondent that he began trekking from the Abule-Taylor Bus Cease and heading in the direction of Salolo in Meiran.

He stated, “I used to be so scared after I heard the gunshots that I needed to run inside a financial institution on the bus cease. Different folks additionally ran inside. We had been all there for about 20 minutes earlier than we got here out. Proper now, I began trekking from Abule-Taylor Bus Cease heading to Salolo in Meiran.”

One other commuter, Esther Bajulaye, stated, “I’ve been trekking from Abule-Egba and I’m nonetheless going to Tollgate. That is inflicting insufferable ache and discomfort for commuters. The duty drive and the drivers ought to type out no matter points they’ve with one another.”

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