- Victims recall scary experiences as traffic robbers resurface on Lagos roads • We’re on top of the situation – Police
Daily movement of people within and outside Lagos metropolis is becoming more difficult and complex these days. This is caused, in the main, by the increasingly heavy traffic being experienced by motorists and commuters, especially during peak hours in the morning when people are going to work or business places, and in the evenings when they are returning.
In most cases, the cause of the traffic snarl could be ongoing road construction or reconstruction/rehabilitation of old ones, inefficient transport management by men and women in-charge, broken down vehicles, potholes/bad spots, inconsiderate and selfish behaviour by some drivers who deliberately disrupt traffic order by driving against the flow. It could also be caused by road flooding after heavy rainfall or indiscipline as seen in road narrowing by petty traders who encroach into motorway while displaying their wares by the roadside.
This situation, coupled with current harsh economic realities, have resulted in the sudden return of traffic robbers whose activities were terminated in the recent past by security outfits, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and Operation MESSA, which raided many dark spots and rid Lagos of armed robbery gangs that used to prowl about the city. Read more