THE nightmarish gridlock on the Oshodi Expressway often takes a frightening dimension. This happens as traffic robbers unleash terror on motorists and other road users around Oshodi axis.
These criminals typically take advantage of the traffic snarl caused by road construction workers and tanker drivers along several sections of the Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
Irrespective of the time of the day, hoodlums have now taken it as a pastime to attack vehicles and rob the occupants of their belongings. Only a few are lucky to escape unhurt without losing any valuables. This happens when police officers on patrol come to their rescue.
Many residents in the past have lost their valuables and in some cases, got injured during a series of traffic robbery incidents. However, the presence of the men of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command often checkmate the menace as several of the robbers were caught and prosecuted.