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Isheri-Berger residents want miscreants removed from roads


Isheri-Berger residents want miscreants removed from roadsLAGOS – Some residents of Isheri-Berger area of Lagos on Wednesday urged the Lagos State Government and the Police to curb the excesses of miscreants at the Berger Bus Park.

The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the miscreants were making life miserable for them.

They also said that transport fares in the area had been increased because of the activities of the miscreants.

Mr Ayobami Olubi, who sells wears at Berger Bus-stop, told NAN that many people have been robbed and disposed of their valuables by miscreants who have being “operating unchecked“.

He urged the Lagos State Police Command to inaugurate a task force to check the menace of the miscreants.

Another resident, Mr Femi Akintoloye, said that there was the need to construct a bus park that would confine the activities of commercial bus drivers and their unions.

“Our area is one that is not blessed with the kinds of bus parks that can ensure that transporters unions’ do not operate on major roads.

“The problem of these miscreants will worsen if these bus parks cannot accommodate the numbers of commercial buses that ply routes in the area,’’ he said.[eap_ad_2]

A bread hawker on the Lagos-Berger Road, Mr Uche Nnamocha, said that it was the disorganisation and in-fighting between members of the transporters unions’ that was fuelling the problem of these miscreants.

“These miscreants say that they are working for one transporters’ union or the other.

“If they are harassed for their misdeeds, some transport union members will come to their rescue or even assault whoever is arresting them,’’ Nnamocha said.

An insurance sales woman who usually boards a bus to her office from Berger, Mrs Yomi Ibitoye, told NAN that hike in bus fares within the area was related to the menace of the miscreants.

According to Ibitoye, more collaboration between the police, community development associations and the commercial bus transport unions will surmount the challenges miscreants pose to commuters.

“Transport fares are forced upward in our area due to the harassment of legitimate commercial bus drivers by these road-side miscreants,’’ she said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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