Terrorism

Again, Gunmen Attack Commuters On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

BARELY 12 days after the killing and kidnapping of several commuters, gunmen, dressed in military uniforms, have, again, attacked commuters travelling on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, reportedly stormed the road from the bush before the Sagamu Interchange en route Lagos on Tuesday and started shooting at motorists in an 18-passenger inter-state bus.

One of the victims, who craved anonymity, said: “We (passengers) were only lucky to escape the gunmen, but many of us have been injured by the bullets and our bus has been badly damaged too.”

According to The Punch, another video shows a man who survived bullet wounds recounting his experience saying, “I thought I was dead, having been shot by them.

“They faced our vehicle shooting at us; we all lay down except the driver who was the target.

“They thought we were all dead and retreated into the bush.

“The joint patrol team of police officers from Ogun and Oyo states arrived at the scene later.”

No comment has come from the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, to give further details.

Like the kidnapper-infested Abuja-Kaduna highway, the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, perhaps the busiest route in the country, has been turned into a danger zone for commuters.

About two weeks ago, gunmen reportedly dressed in military fatigue, jumped from the bush into the smooth highway and began to ‘spray’ pellets on commuters.

Many were hit and died on the spot or on their way to the hospital’s while several persons, including a former DVC of the University of Ibadan, Professor Adigun Agbaje, were kidnapped and sumptuous millions of naira collected as ransom to free those whose families could pay.

Since the incident in the last Friday of October, no suspect has been arrested in connection with the saga.

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