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Police, LASTMA Embark On Light Duties

INSIDEMAINLAND – Latest report says the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, and Police have embarked on light duties due to intimidation and fear of being attacked by warring transport union members.

According to Vanguard, police operatives were reportedly absent from the road yesterday as officers could not be seen at strategic points to restore law and order.

Chairman of the Lagos State Traffic Committee, and Special Adviser to Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, blamed the recent development on the management of NPA, which has refused to make efficient use of Electronic-call up system, leading to the breakdown of the operation.

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Fayinka said: “I have directed our officers to deal decisively with truckers parking on the highway by impounding their vehicles. Let me assure you that the situation will improve by Monday (Today). We are working hard to restore the situation to normal.”

However, contrary to reports that the Tin-Can Island port was shut down on Friday, hence the heavy traffic situation in the Mile-2 end of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.