About 20 BRT buses have been vandalized by
suspected touts after a street hawker was
crushed to death by one of the buses at
Maryland area of Lagos.
Angry protesters went on rampage destroying
about 20 BRT buses around Ikorodu road in
Maryland, Lagos, on Wednesday, June 29. The
attack followed the the crushing to death of a
street hawker by a BRT bus driver along the
According to a report by The Independent,
officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline, (KAI),
on operation clean-up Lagos streets of hawkers
arrived Ikorodu road early and began to chase
away hawkers who were selling their wares
along the road.
One of the male hawkers ran into the BRT lane,
near Idioroko bus-stop, Maryland, Lagos, in an
attempt to escape from the wrath of the KAI
official when he was crushed to death by an on-
coming BRT bus.
This angered people who witnessed the scene
as suspected area boys and touts used the
opportunity to vandalize blue BRT busses plying
the Ikorodu road, even as some BRT buses from
various parts of Lagos had to disappear from
According to a resident of Palmgrove, several
people have been critically injured following the
protest, which caught the police unaware.
The police are now trying to calm the situation.