Ogun: Residents flee as robbers take over Lagos-Ibadan road

Few hours after the Ogun State Police Command denied reports that 20 people had been kidnapped at the Kara bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, armed robbers ‘took over’ the axis on Wednesday, Charmingpro reports.

Criminals stormed the long bridge, forcing motorists, traders, and residents to flee for their lives.

The robbers were said to have taken people’s phones, cash, and other valuables at gunpoint.

Despite the fact that the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered 24-hour surveillance of the highway, eyewitnesses said the hoodlums had a field day because no one was there to challenge them.

“Around 5 to 6 a.m., armed robbers stormed the Warewa bridge and began shooting.” I got off the bus and ran away to hide. My companions also fled. It was a terrifying experience. There were no cops to stop these thieves,” said Joseph, a commercial driver.

Another source, who did not want to be identified, said police arrived later, “but after the assailants had left.”

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesman in Ogun, confirmed the incident, saying the robbers escaped by a “slim chance,” but that they will be apprehended.

“We are confident that they will all be apprehended within a short period of time,” he said.

Oyeyemi urged residents to go about their daily lives fearlessly, assuring them that police are on the trail of the robbers, who he claimed escaped through a bushy area.


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