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[VIDEO] Aftermath Of Ojodu Accident: FRSC Office Attacked, Vehicles Damaged


 

The office of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the Ojodu area of Lagos State came under attack with some vehicles damaged by a crowd of people on Tuesday.

This followed an accident involving a truck that killed some students and injured others at Grammar School Bus-Stop along Ogunusi Road in Ojodu.

The compound also houses the offices of the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in the area.

Security operatives mount a guard around the FRSC office in Ojodu on December 8, 2021, a day after the facility came under attack by a mob.

 

While police authorities in Lagos stated that two students were killed, eyewitnesses said over 15 schoolchildren lost their lives to the incident.

Shortly after the incident, an angry crowd comprising youths and some boys in school uniforms attempted to invade the FRSC office in the area.

In one of the viral videos capturing the incident on Tuesday, the crowd resorted to hurling stones and other dangerous items after they were resisted by a man who guarded the gate.

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In this photo taken on December 8, 2021, the gate of the FRSC office in Ojodu is seen shut a day after the facility came under attack by a mob.

 

Meanwhile, Channels Television gathered that FRSC authorities at the office contacted the security agencies for reinforcement in anticipation of another attack.

Amid growing tension a day after the incident, sources said another group of people attempted to attack the office through the back gate but they were resisted.

The glass of a vehicle parked around the FRSC office in Ojodu is seen broken during the attack on the facility on December 7, 2021.

 

During a follow-up visit to the office on Wednesday, Channels Television met a deserted compound with a few personnel on the ground.

While giving an account of what transpired, FRSC Sector Commander of Operations, Mathew Zongo, denied the claim that personnel of the corps were involved in the events that led to the accident.

A man is seen wielding a bottle at the FRSC office in Ojodu on December 8, 2021, a day after the facility came under attack by a mob.

 

“What actually happened is a misconception of everything that happened. There is a likelihood that passers-by who saw our people rescuing the victims passed that fake news that it was road safety (officials) that caused the crash,” he said.

“It is that misconception of this thing that is making some students as other miscreants to capitalise on it (the incident) to come and attack our office.”

A window is seen damaged after a mob attacked the FRSC office in Ojodu on December 7, 2021.

 

Broken glasses from shattered windshields of cars parked on the premises, and damaged windows of buildings there, were seen on the floor.

There was also a heavy security presence at the office by armed policemen and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).





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