On Tuesday, traffic robbers attacked commuters on the Long Bridge, Ogun State end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, allegedly killing one person and vandalizing several vehicles.
According to some of the victims, the attacks took place between 9 and 10 p.m., when the bridge’s traffic flow grew slow.
Mrs Adeola Akinwunmi, one of the victims, informed our reporter that she had not yet recovered from the shock of the occurrence, adding that she removed her child from the vehicle and ran with her husband when they noticed more victims racing towards her vehicle.
When the gunfire faded, Adeola, a journalist for a Lagos-based media outlet, claimed she and other victims retreated to their vehicles, adding that hoodlums entered into locked vehicles and stole the valuables of the owners and occupants.
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Adeola claimed that her bag, which contained important documents, as well as her husband’s laptop, had been stolen.
PUNCH Metro was informed that the injured ones were those who remained in their vehicles throughout the attack and that no more victims had come forward as of the time she reported the event to the Warewa Police Station.
Adeola stated, “It happened around 9.30pm. There was traffic on the bridge. We saw people alighting from their vehicles and running towards us. I was with my husband. He told me to unhook my seat belt and be on the alert. We alighted from our car, left it unlocked and joined the fleeing crowd. My phone was with me as we fled. We continued to hear gunshots. People, who stayed in their vehicles, were injured. We stopped when we could no longer hear gunshots and began to walk towards our cars.
“We noticed that the windscreens and windows of some cars that were locked had been shattered and the belongings of the occupants stolen. When we got to our car, my handbag with all my documents, ATM cards and ID card had been stolen as well as my husband’s laptop.
“The driver of a Hilux vehicle that was conveying an Indian man was stabbed in the head with the Indian man gasping for breath. He eventually died this morning. My husband and I drove to the Warewa Police Station to report the incident and all the things stolen from our car.”