Nigerian soldiers got angry and began to destroy BRT
buses along Ikorodu Road in Lagos as one of the buses hit and killed
another soldier this morning, July 4.
witnesses, the soldier who was not identified was riding a bicycle to
work when the BRT bus knocked him down at the Palmgrove bus stop.
was gathered that an alert was sent immediately to other soldiers at
the Abalti Barrack. Thus, the road at Palmgrove was blocked by the
soldiers as they began to vandalise every BRT in sight, causing a
The drivers abandoned their buses as angry
soldiers began setting the buses on fire. Not less than four buses have
been burnt down.
It was gathered that journalists who attempted
to take photos was severely beaten by the soldiers and had to be rushed
to the hospital. Some other pedestrians who were making calls with their
phones or even just holding the phone in sight were slapped and kicked
and their phones seized or damaged.
According to sources, at
least 80 soldiers were on the road between Onipanu and Palmgrove and
pedestrians were required to raise their two hands as they passed to
avoid beating by the soldiers.
See photos of damaged BRT buses below: