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Suffering, anger as Lagos task force declares war on okada riders (Punch)

Suffering, anger as Lagos task force declares war on okada riders (Punch)

Residents of Lagos, who depend on commercial motorcyclists for ease of movement where many can hardly afford taxis, are at the receiving end of a new war declared on okada riders by the Lagos State Environment and Special Offences Enforcement Unit.

The task force says it is doing exactly what it is expected to do in enforcing the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012.

In various parts of the state, the task force operatives have seized hundreds of motorcycles over the last two weeks.

Residents and passengers, who spoke with Saturday Punch expressed anger that the task force has now gone beyond the previous crackdown on okada riders plying major roads to impound and confiscate commercial motorcycles operating on inner streets. Read more

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