10 Dangerous Lagos Bus Stops, Especially At Night

10 Dangerous Lagos Bus Stops, Especially At Night

By Opinions | The Trent on January 9, 2020
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Lagos | Unsplash/Stephen Olatunde
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The Security in Lagos State has improved tremendously over the years. The Government of Lagos State has really done well in the aspect of Security but despite this improvement, we still have some elements that are intent on making a living at the expense of other people’s lives.

In tackling the security challenges in Lagos State, the government cannot do it alone, the residents have to be alerted and be security conscious. I have identified some security threats at some bus stops at night or early in the morning. You should be careful when you find yourself in any of these bus stops at night, don’t spend more time in these areas.

1. Agege Pen Cinema

If you find yourself at Pen Cinema at night or early in the morning from 5am, You should be very watchful. The Security challenges in this area are caused by some group of boys called “Awawa Boys” most of which ages are from 16. These boys are not smiling, they will slap, break bottles on someone’s head and if anyone proves stubborn, they may even kill the person after collecting everything in your possession. They rob with a dangerous weapon, they also gang-rape so be careful here.

2. Ikotun/Igando Bus Stops

If you find yourself either at Ikotun bus-stop or any bus stop from Ikotun to Igando. You may find yourself in a dangerous situation. There also some group of dangerous boys called “No Salary Boys”. These boys also operate in the afternoon, there are main job is to rub the passerby with dangerous weapons.

3. Boundary Bus stop in Ajegunle

This is also among the bus-stop you should not spend more time in. They are boys Popularly referred to as the ‘one million boys’ gang territory where criminals attack passengers in vehicles.

4. Abule Egba Traffic Light

This bus stop is noted for violent mugging and dangerous street urchin who can forcefully take your belongings and even harm you.

5. Berger bus stop (along OPIC–Ibadan Expressway)

Criminals attack victims with guns on the long bridge and in traffic jams.

6. Ijora Bus stop

Notorious spot for gang-raping; abduction in buses (popularly known as ‘one chance’.)

7. Mile 2 Oke

Hammers, knives, guns are used to rob motorists in the traffic jam.

8. Abule Egba Traffic Light

This bus stop is noted for violent mugging and dangerous street urchin who can forcefully take your belongings and even harm you.

9. Bolade Bus stop Oshodi

Bolade bus stop, once noted for chaos has improved since the facelift by Lagos State. But during rush hours and late nights, mugging is common.

10. Ajah Bus stop

Sporadic clashes often breaks among rival street urchins loyal to a ‘certain chief’ and over the collection of toll from commercial bus drivers. Women are alleged to have been raped at night during such clashes.

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Some parts of this piece were written by Bayo Olupohunda for Legit.

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