Heavy gunshots as hoodlums set ablaze BRT terminal, buses in Lagos

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Hoodlums set ablaze Bus Rapid Transit terminal at Oyingbo, Lagos Mainland, Lagos State, eyewitnesses said Wednesday.


They also burnt many BRT buses, at least three residents in area confirmed.


eyewitnesses said there is tension in area.

One the residents, Okanlawon, said two persons are feared .

“Markets cannot open. We heard two people have died The hoodlums are angry. We are hearing gunshots’ sounds. Nobody can go out,” he told our correspondent the telephone.

Another resident, AnuOluwapo, said there were heavy gunshots at Adekunle Bus-Stop inward Third Mainland .

This was also seen in a viral video seen by our correspondent.

The leader the local vigilante team in the area, Agbodemu Ishola, said, “When the news stations being burnt spread yesterday, some us, including NURTW team and mainland security, met the boys and pleaded them ensure that Lagos Mainland is crime-free. They agreed and promised protest peacefully.


“It was after the meeting that they heard about shootings at Lekki toll gate and they began mobilise this morning.

“They said they are angry that their friends were shot. They asked the go back their stations and drop their guns. We pleaded them.

“They threw bottles and weapons at us. They wanted to Denton Station but they couldn’t penetrate. The Local Government Secretariat was attacked. They damaged a school. They destroyed over 100 BRT buses. They burnt the terminal.

“They wanted to Adekunke Police Station but officers repelled them. That is why there were heavy gunshots. Two vigilantes have been shot. We are in the hospital.”