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Hoodlums set BRT bus on fire in Lagos, after colliding with a commercial bus, killing the driver



A Bus Rapid Transit vehicle has been set on fire on Wednesday morning after colliding with a commercial bus, killing the driver.

The accident occurred on the Ifako Bridge inward Ogudu on the Oworonshoki Expressway in Lagos State.

This was confirmed in a statement released by the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofiq, via the agency’s Twitter handle on Wednesday afternoon.

The statement said preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded commercial bus was coming from Lagos Island and heading to Ogudu when the accident occurred.

It partly read, “Lastma has carried out series of enlightenment campaigns warning motorists particularly commercial bus drivers to stop over speeding and adhere strictly to speed limit signs erected by government across the state.

“While other emergency responders including Traffic Police Officers supported Officials of LASTMA at the accident scene, on hearing of the death of the commercial driver whose body was lying beside the upturned commercial bus, hoodlums in the area set ablaze the bus belonging to the Lagos State Bus Service Limited.”

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