Lagos Commuters Stranded As BRT Stops Operation For Fear Of Attack

Passengers have been left stranded for the third day at various Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) terminals across Lagos metropolis with no bus in sight.

Visits to some of the BRT terminals, showed that there were no buses at the terminals to convey stranded passengers who had thronged the park.

Disappointed because of lack of buses, the commuters looked for alternative means of getting to their various destinations.

Though efforts to reach the authorities proved abortive, there are indications that the management had suspended operations for fear of attack following the death of 22-year-old Bamise Ayanwole, who was allegedly abducted and killed after boarding a BRT vehicle on Friday last week.

However, there were heavy presence of policemen around Ojota park where a planned protest was scheduled to hold from yesterday, with heavy trucks and patrol vans.

Some patrons of the BRT system have however called for improved security measures to keep the bus operations safe.

Meanwhile, First Lady of Lagos state, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has stated that plans are ongoing to ensure the installation of cameras in all BRT buses.

Mrs. Ibijoke made this known in Lagos, while reacting during a protest over the rejection of gender equality bill by the National Assembly and in line with the International Women’s Day celebration held yesterday.

She described the death of Oluwabamise as devastating, shocking and a big slap on the faces of women all over the country.

The Governor’s wife also assured residents that efforts will be intensified to ensure the protection of the BRT drivers.

The victim got missing when she boarded a BRT bus with number 240257 from Chevron area of Ajah on 26th of February, going to Oshodi at about 7pm while returning to Ota in Ogun State.

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