On a fateful Sunday, the residents of Lagos, Nigeria, were left in shock as a container fell from a truck on the busy Ojuelegba bridge and crushed a commercial bus, killing all passengers on board except for the conductor.
“The conductor was forcibly held down by local agberos, who demanded payment from him before he could be freed.” – eyewitness
The incident, which took place in the late hours of the afternoon, caused chaos and brought traffic to a standstill on the bridge. The bus was carrying passengers who were on their way home from churches and other events. The driver was waiting for the conductor when the tragedy occurred. The driver immediately stopped on the bridge when he realized that the conductor was being held down by the agberos.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) was quickly alerted and arrived at the scene to carry out a rescue operation. Sadly, all the passengers on the bus were pronounced dead at the scene, while the bodies were taken to the state mortuary.
The incident has sparked outrage among the residents of Lagos, who are calling for immediate action to be taken against the agberos who are known for their forceful demands for payments from commercial bus conductors.
- Many people believe that the agberos are a major contributor to the high rate of road accidents in Lagos.
- They believe that the agberos should be held accountable for their actions.
Lagos State Government’s Response
The Lagos State government has expressed its condolences to the families of the victims and has assured the public that a thorough investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the accident. The government has also promised to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of road users in Lagos.
“We will provide more details as they become available.” – Lagos State Government
As we mourn the loss of these innocent lives, it is crucial to take a stand against the actions of agberos and demand that the Lagos State government takes appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all road users.
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