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Lagos Okada Ban: Operators on Rampage, Attack BRT Buses, Others

Reacting to the recent ban of Okada and Tuk-Tuks from operating in certain parts of Lagos State, irate operators went on rampage on Monday, attacking Lagos BRT(Bus Rapid Transport) buses and blocking strategic roads, burning tyres.

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ye witness informed Motoring World of Serious fight and shooting at  Ijora olopa, where armed police were said to exchange bullets with Okada and Tuk-tuk riders.

In the early hours of Monday, the rioters targeted BRT buses conveying paying passengers to work, pelted the buses with stones, which left several buses with broken side glasses and damaged body.

It would recalled  that the Lagos State Government on Jan. 26 announced that it would commence enforcement of the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 from Feb. 1, which prescribes ban on operation of motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) in some local government areas and local council development areas.

The state government also listed highways, bridges and roads where it banned motorcycles and tricycles from operating in the state, including include Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LG, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs and Ikeja LGA. Others are Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA.

The state government also listed highways, bridges and roads where the law also banned motorcycles and tricycles from operating in the state.

 

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