Commuters and other people plying the popular Long Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have decried the spate of attacks on the road.
At 8 a.m on Tuesday, a woman was robbed on the bridge when her vehicle broke down.
According to The Nation, many other atrocities are committed daily on the bridge.
It was learnt that on most nights, some people are sighted jumping through the median into the underground on the Long Bridge.
Unlucky commuters, whose vehicles most times break down, become victims of robbers, who are suspected to have hideouts near the bridge.
Frequent patrol by security agencies on the bridge has reduced.
Commuters urged the Ogun State government to increase surveillance on the underground of the Long Bridge.
A resident of Arepo on the Lagos-Ibadan Expresway, Femi Ajisafe, told The Nation yesterday urged the government to rid the area of criminals who had been terrorising commuters and others plying the area.
He said: “I don’t know why government cannot raid the underground of the Long Bridge, which has become the den of criminals.
“Late last year, I was attacked on the bridge by some knife-wielding robbers. They made away with my phones and other valuables. It was around 7 p.m, when my vehicle had a flat tyre. Before I could get down to change the tyre, four men had run towards me. They pounced on me and started beating me to give them all I had. I struggled with them and abandoned the car till the next day. They ransacked the car and removed its battery and stereo.”
A Lagos lawyer, who resides at Magboro but spoke in confidence, urged the government to act quickly before more lives and valuables are lost on the bridge.
He said: “We don’t have a listening government. I know several people have been attacked while some others have even died on the Long Bridge in the hands of hoodlums. The criminals hide under the bridge and attack people on the road.
“Security forces should comb the underground of the bridge. I am sure a lot of things would be discovered. I am calling on Governor Ibikunle Amosun to come to the aid of commuters plying the road.”