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Passengers Scamper For Safety, as BRT Catches Fire in Lagos (Video)


Passengers Scamper For Safety, as BRT Catches Fire in Lagos (Video)

There was palpable fear in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State when a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus went up in flames.

The scary incident happened at the Agric, Ikorodu BRT terminal, on Friday.

A trending video showed people scampering for safety.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report even as some people were reportedly rejoicing over the incident.

Sources, however, said there was no attack on the bus as being insinuated, adding that it just went up in flames, probably due to technical fault.

The development happened at a time when BRT is under the radar as a result of the murder of a 22-year-old passenger.

The victim, Oluwabamise Ayankole, had on February 26, 2022, boarded a BRT vehicle at Chevron Bus Stop, Lekki, heading for Oshodi.

Suddenly, the driver, who refused to pick other passengers, was said to have started making advances at her.

Bamise had quickly sent a WhatsApp voice note to one of her friends, notifying her that she sensed danger.

Nice Andrew Omininikoron, the driver had gone underground, but was eventually arrested.

Bamise’s lifeless body was later found on a bridge in Lagos.

Amid the outrage, the Lagos State government halted BRT operations, but restored it after 24 hours.

Earlier on Friday, a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has ordered that the driver be remanded in police custody for 30 days.

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