Nigeria: Pedestrians in Lagos State have raised concerns about the presence of louts and criminal

Nigeria: Pedestrians in Lagos State have raised concerns about the presence of louts and criminal

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

Pedestrians in Lagos State have raised concerns about the presence of louts and criminal activities on the PWD, Ladipo, Oshodi, and Berger bridges. Many pedestrians have expressed fear and sadness over having to cross the busy highways at night to avoid using the bridges. They claim that the bridges have become unsafe due to the presence of mentally challenged individuals and fierce-looking louts.

According to some pedestrians, suspected robbers target them on the bridges, especially at night, and steal their belongings. They have also noticed that portions of the bridges have been vandalized, and the government has not taken any action to address the issue. Pedestrians have called on the government to increase security measures, such as placing security officials on the bridges and regularly monitoring their condition.

Several individuals have shared their experiences of witnessing robberies on the bridges. They highlight the increasing danger and fear associated with using the bridges, particularly for women who are seen as easy targets. Pedestrians are pleading with the government to find a lasting solution to this menace and remove the louts from the bridges.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, acknowledges the complaint and assures that the Commissioner of Police is aware of the situation. He states that the police have been directed to intensify efforts in combating criminal activities and hopes that there will be a significant reduction in such cases.

In conclusion, pedestrians in Lagos State are concerned about the presence of louts and criminal activities on the bridges. They are urging the government to take action to ensure the safety of pedestrians using these bridges and to address the issue of vandalism.

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