Nigerian Army partners Lagos govt. in enforcing use of BRT lanes

The Lagos State Government has set up a panel to investigate the destruction of the buses.

After allegedly causing the damage of at least eight BRT, buses about three weeks ago, officers of the Nigeria Army, in what might be an attempt to save face, have begun to ensure that Lagos BRT lanes are used only by BRT buses.
This is coming shortly after the Lagos State Government set up a panel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the destruction of buses and assault on passerby civilians in the incident the military denies culpability.
Despite pictorial evidence and witness accounts, the Nigerian Army claimed that the mayhem was caused by hoodlums in the area.

On Wednesday at about 9 a.m, about eight military personnel from the army’s 81 division were seen around Fadeyi bus-stop on Ikorodu road, Lagos, arresting private vehicles- including military officers- for using the dedicated BRT lane.

The Public Relations Officer of the Division, Lt Col. Ochagwuba, said the directive was made by the GOC of 81 division, Tamunomieibi Dibi.

“The Gen Officer Comanding 81 Division, Major General Tamunomieibi Dibi, has directed 81 Division Provost Group to keep BRT lanes free of unauthorized users,” Mr. Ochagwuba told PREMIUM TIMES.

The military, however, refused to comment on whether the directive was a result of the public condemnation of the destruction of the buses.


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