The residents of Berger, Ojodu and Olowoora areas of Lagos state have got stranded over the ban on Okada and Keke Marwa by the state government.
A Facebook user, Babjide Orevba, in his post on Wednesday, February 12, explained that commuters and residents embarked on trekking long distance due to heavy gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Orevba also lamented the incessant traffic jam within the Lagos metropolis, saying that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has failed to fulfill his electioneering campaign on how to make the state greater.
According to him, “Dear Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, you campaigned #ForAGreaterLagos. This is Berger 9.15 am… Tens of thousands are stranded, millions are trekking. Driving to work is hell.
“You restricted Keke and Okada on the mainland only to introduce ferries and boats. How can a Danfo from Berger to Secretariat be 400? Berger to Oshodi 1000? Berger to Mile 2, 1500?,”
Earlier, The Herald reported that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Tukur Buratai, revealed that some Boko Haram terrorists were arrested in Lagos last December following intelligence reports.
This is coming days after Tunde Fashola (Former Governor of Lagos state) confirmed security operatives foiled an attempt to bomb Lagos in 2015 during his tenure.
Buratai made the disclosure during an interview with Arise TV. He disclosed the terrorists were not limited to the Northeast region alone as they had spread and infiltrated some other parts of the country including Lagos.
“There is nowhere you will not find Boko Haram – even in Lagos here, there are Boko Haram (members). In Kaduna, there is Boko Haram. There are more across the North-east. Many have been arrested here in Lagos. We have been tracking them. We arrest them and take them into custody,” Buratai said.
Meanwhile, some LASG officials who chose to remain anonymous, told Pulse last week that okada ban in Lagos state was a way of flushing out Boko Haram terrorists who have infiltrated the state disguising as okada and tricycle (Keke) riders. The official revealed their infiltration necessitated the ban without giving a long notice