Tunde Jakande, Lagos
One of my staff came to the office with a huge cut on his left eye just above his brow. I was alarmed because he was perfectly fine the previous day. What happened? I asked sick with worry. He told me how he and other passengers in an Ikorodu bound BRT bus were attacked and robbed by hoodlums and robbers who disguised as passengers.
Many he claimed, were stabbed while several more were beaten blue black. He was lucky to escape as soon as the driver stopped when one of the windows of the bus was smashed by the criminals. Has it gotten that bad or is it getting there? Are these bad guys now that brave?
Some days ago, I shared on Facebook, my fears about wanting to drive to Abuja. I was however afraid to because of the stories of people being kidnapped.
Today i read two separate reports in the dailies about how Abuja bound travelers were kidnapped in lokoja. A traveller told police how some men in army camouflage wearing masks stopped motorists and marched them into the bush. A branded Sharon inter state commercial bus reportedly sumersaulted while trying to escape from the kidnappers. All the passengers were alleged to have died. This could have been me or you. No one is safe don’t fool your self!
Yesterday, the wife of the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway was abducted . She was on her way home in Benin from the airport. She was moments from her residence. So tell me who exactly is safe? Passengers in BRT bus? Travellers on the highway? Prominent individuals returning home by air with security attached?
Answers should be obvious! No one!