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Traffic Robberies: 10 Places to avoid or beware this season

As the festive season fast approaches, there has been a return of traffic robberies to some major locations on the Lagos Mainland and other parts of the state.

This is because there has been an increase in traffic robbery during rush hour across these locations with unsuspecting victims losing their valuables to bandits who are often armed.

It was learnt that the robberies usually occurs in the early hours of the day around 5:30 and 6:30am and mostly at nights between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00pm respectively.

In a viral security alert obtained by InsideMainland, ten usually busy locations have been identified as major areas where the criminals carryout their activities.

The locations are listed as; Oshodi Bridge; Oshodi-Isolo Expressway; Toyota Bus stop; Airport Road; Costain/National Theatre; Third Mainland Bridge and Gbagada-Oworonshoki-Ketu Expressway.

Others are Mile 2 Expressway; Ojota-Berger-Long Bridge and Agege Motor Road.

Due to the dangerous nature of these areas and how the robbers operate, motorists and pedestrians are advised to be wary of happenings around them when using the locations to access their various destinations.

This is because chances of traffic congestion is very high due to the festive season that is fast approaching which allows the criminals operate with freedom.

Meanwhile, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have urged residents to go about their activities with ease as men of the team are mobilised daily to ensure safety of lives and properties.



Idris Aina
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