The Operators of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit, Primero Bus Limited has suspended all operations in Lagos state.
The Transport Company took to its twitter page to give reasons why actions were suspended. It explained that its actions were due to disruption of peace at the Owode Elede and Mile-12 areas of Lagos state.
“We apologize for the disruption of operations today. Please note that your safety is our number one priority.;
“Today Tuesday, 27 october 2020, around 11.05am, we had no other options than to suspend operations due to the disruption of peace at the Owode Elede and Mile 12 areas of Lagos state. Kindly bear with us as this situation was beyond our control;
“We are putting your safety first, we will continue to monitor the situation and commence operations as soon as normalcy is restored. Please note that the ticket purchased today remains valid on presentation,” the statement read.
Recall that Primero transport service halted operations on Ikorodu to TBS corridor on Saturday 17, October and Sunday 18, October 2020. The transport company said that its actions were based on the protest in Lagos state and other parts of the country.
However, on Tuesday morning, 27 October 2020, some suspected hoodlums hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests and took control of the very busy Ketu-Mile-12 axis wreaking havoc on citizens.
The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad immediately rushed in to the scene and forced out the trouble makers.
It’s pertinent to note that the officers have since been professional in their discharge of duties and rules of engagement.
What you should know
In order to protect the livelihood of Nigerians, including the business community, the transport services need to progress to the next stage of civic responsibility. This is necessary to reduce the massive disruptions, blockades, and barricades around Lagos’s major cities.
Urging commuters to bear with the company during this period, Primero expressed its commitment to prioritise conveying commuters safely to their destinations every day, as well as providing fast, affordable, and convenient services to Lagosians every day of the week.
As of the time of publication, policemen are still patrolling to restore peace in Ketu, mile12, Iju Road, Fagba, Ijaye, Ogba where the outburst of violence started.