Motorists on Lagos-Ibadan expressway attacked by armed robbers

One person has been seriously injured as armed robbers attacked motorists on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway early Wednesday.

The incident occurred at the foot of the long bridge inward Lagos, an eyewitness said, adding that car owners had to abandon their cars and personal belongings and flee the scene.

Residents and travelers on the axis now ply the road early morning and late at the night due to construction work that is ongoing.

There is lingering traffic gridlock on the expressway since about two months ago due to the demarcation of the road by Julius Berger, the construction firm building the road.

The firm says that it will take it six months to finish work on the road.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer at the Warewa Police Station, Abdulfathai Ogunsanya said, “My men are at the scene of the crime now. We have not got any comprehensive report so we cannot tell you whether someone was killed or not.”

And giving more information a few minutes later, Ogunsanya said, ” I just spoke to the officer on the scene. He said that nobody died. A vehicle was shattered and the person involved is in the hospital receiving treatment as we speak.”

 

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