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#EndSARS : Hoodlums Burnt 80 BRT Buses Worth ₦3.9bn — LASG

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LASG says hoodlums burnt 80 BRT buses worth ₦3.9bn following violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests.

23 big buses were burnt at Ojodu while 57 medium-size BRT buses were razed at the Oyingbo area.

Some suspects behind the mind-boggling destructions across the state had been arrested by the police.

LASG says hoodlums burnt 80 BRT buses worth ₦3.9bn following violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests-autojosh





Following violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests earlier this week, the Lagos state government has revealed that 80 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses worth ₦3.9bn were burnt by hoodlums in the Oyingbo and Ojodu Berger areas of the state.

In an exclusive interview with PUNCH on Friday, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, noted that 23 big buses and 57 medium-size buses were destroyed by the hoodlums.

LASG says hoodlums burnt 80 BRT buses worth ₦3.9bn following violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests-autojosh

According to Omotosho, each of the big buses cost $200,000, while the medium-size BRT buses cost $100,000 each, all totalling about N3.9 billion.

The commissioner, however, added that some suspects have been arrested by the police.

LASG says hoodlums burnt 80 BRT buses worth ₦3.9bn following violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests-autojosh

LASG says hoodlums burnt 80 BRT buses worth ₦3.9bn.

He said :

“As I speak, the governor and some of us are going round the state from one facility to the other. We are also visiting private facilities. Some of the places were the Oregun Vehicle Inspection Service office, the BRT park at Oyingbo and the terminus at Ojodu Berger.





“I don’t know how they planned it; the hoodlums left the old buses and went for the new ones. The new ones were worth billions of naira. We have 23 big and 57 medium-size BRT buses affected by the violence. The 23 buses were at Ojodu and the 57 were at the Oyingbo area. The big buses cost around $200,000 each, while the medium-size ones cost around $100,000 each. As you know, we bought them in dollars.

Hoodlums burnt 80 BRT buses worth ₦3.9bn following violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests

“The losses incurred by the state are not ready yet. But it will be mind-boggling. It came on a scale beyond belief. We know that the police have apprehended suspects.”

Hoodlums took advantage of the protests on Wednesday by carrying out wanton destruction of government and private properties.





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