#EndSARS: Police, LASTMA desert Lagos roads
By Guardian Exclusive
28 October 2020 | 4:40 pm
Lagosians are now living in palpable fear as policemen, officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) have deserted Lagos roads and neighbourhoods for fear of attacks by miscreants.
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