30 January 2013

Nigeria: Robbers Return to Lagos-Badagry Road

Lagos — Armed bandits are back at Agric-Volks end of the Mile 2 - Badagry Expressway after about a year of respite for commuters plying that route.

The attacks, which Vanguard gathered started about a forth night ago, usually take place between 8p.m and 10p.m due to heavy traffic caused by several failed portions of the road in the area.

Vanguard's Maritime correspondent, Godfrey Bivbere, was a victim of the robbers, yesterday, when he and his co-travellers were dispossessed of their valuables including handsets, identity cards, keys and cash.

Bivbere said as he was driving along the road at about 10p.m, the vehicle in front of him was reluctant to move when the road became clear.

He said he blasted his horn to alert the driver but was surprised when the robbers who litter the length of the road attacked them.

He said while the boys collected his dual SIM-handset while Rosemary lost her bag in which were her Galaxy Tab, Laptop charging, house keys, about N5,000, Vanguard identity card, among other valuables.

According to Bivbere they met a group of police officers standing by the road side a stone throw from the robbery spot.

He said the different groups carried out about four attacks during the period he and his colleague were waiting for the police officers there.

It would be recalled that Mile 2 to Okokomaiko in the past used to be a danger zone for commuters using the route.

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