One Dead, Vehicles vandalised As Robbers Attack Motorists on Lagos-Ibadan Long Bridge

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According to the report,atleast one person was alleged to have died, while some vehicles were vandalised as traffic robbers attacked motorists on the Long Bridge, Ogun State end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday.

According to PUNCH Metro gatherd this from some of the victims that the attacks occurred between 9pm and 10pm when the flow of traffic became slow on the bridge.

One victim, Mrs Adeola Akinwunmi, told our correspondent that she had yet to get over the shock of the incident,further that she took her child from the car and fled with her husband when they saw other victims running towards her car.

Adeola, who works as a journalist for a Lagos-based media outfit, said she and other victims returned to their vehicles when the gunshots subsided, adding that vehicles that were locked were broken into by the hoodlums and the belongings of the owners and occupants were stolen.

Further Adeola added that her bag containing vital documents was stolen as well as her husband’s laptop.

She told PUNCH Metro that those, who remained in their vehicles during the attack, were injured, adding that as of the time she reported the incident at the Warewa Police Station, no other victim had come forward.

She said, “It happened around 9.30pm. There was traffic on the bridge. We saw people alighting from their vehicles and running towards us.

I was with my husband. He told me to unhook my seat belt and be on the alert. We alighted from our car, left it unlocked and joined the fleeing crowd.

My phone was carried away with me. We continued to hear gunshots. People, who stayed in their vehicles, were injured,we stopped when we could no longer hear gunshots and began to walk towards our cars.

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