The operators of the Blue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, Primero Transport Services Limited, have announced the suspension of BRT operations on Ikorodu to Tafawa Balewa Square corridor for this weekend.
This disclosure was made by the company in an official statement issued via its official Twitter account, which was seen by Nairametrics.
start operations as soon as the road is clear.
We call on our esteemed commuters to bear with us during this period. Our priority is to convey commuters safely to their destinations every day, providing fast, affordable and convenient services to Lagosians 24/7 every week.
— Blue BRT Bus, Lagos (@PrimeroTSL) October 17, 2020
The suspension of the Ikorodu to TBS Corridor operations of the Blue BRT Buses by the company is expected to extend over the weekend, from today Saturday, 17th October to Sunday, 18th October 2020.
However, this decision is as a result of the ongoing protests in Lagos against police brutality tagged “EndSARS”.
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The company reiterated that the suspension is necessary given the impact of the #EndSARS protest on the operations of the company. It will continue to monitor the situation at hand and resume operations whenever feasible.
The Management of Primero Transport Services Limited called on commuters to bear with the company during this period, as its priority is centred on conveying commuters safely to their destinations every day; as well as providing fast, affordable, and convenient services to Lagosians every day of the week.
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Clinton has called on President Buhari and the Nigerian Army to stop the killing of young protesters in the country.
Former US Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the Nigerian Army to stop the killing of young protesters in the country.
The wife of former US President, Bill Clinton, said, “I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2020
Hilary’s message to President Buhari comes on the heels of shootings carried out by men of the Nigerian Army targeted at #EndSARS protesters who gathered for a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki toll plaza.
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#EndSARS: Lagos orders investigation of Lekki Toll Plaza shooting
The Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.
Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting that was allegedly done by some men of the Nigerian Army on Monday evening.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Commission of information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and shared via the state’s Twitter handle.
It stated, “There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals, who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
“The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.”
According to the statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu advised Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.
Omotoso assured that the Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.
There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.@jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @gbenga_omo @gboyegaakosile #LASG pic.twitter.com/wP0dsQ3sBD
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) October 20, 2020
Back story: Nairametrics had reported that the Lagos State Government announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state, with effect from 4 pm, which was later shifted to 9pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
This is due to the raging #ENDSARS protests and demonstrations in the state which has been hijacked by criminals and hoodlums with attacks on innocent citizens and destruction of properties.