Gridlock: Truckers resolve areas of disagreement with Area Boys at Tincan


The recent crisis between the truck drivers and the area boys at the Mile 2 – Tincan axis of the Oshodi/Apapa Expressway which left four people injured and hospitalized has been resolved.

The Lagos State Vice Chairman, Dry Cargo section of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Alhaji Abdullahi Inuwa Mohammed who confirmed the resolution to our correspondent in Lagos said that leaders of both sides came together in a meeting where they took holistic look at the issues and later resolved to put the incident behind them and work together.

Mohammed said,” After the incident on that day, the authorities concerned visited the scene, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Presidential Task team, Hon. Kayode Opeifa came along with CP Hakeem Odumosu of the Enforcement unit of the Presidential Task team and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bayo Suleiman, and we were able to meet with the leaders of the other group where we collectively came together and agreed on when to meet the following day.

“And at the meeting, we discovered that it was a minor issue instigated by some people who don’t want the two groups to come together. We were able to identify where the problem was and everything had been resolved. Even now, if there is any issue, the leaders of the other side and that of our side communicate and agree and speak with one voice in some other challenges. So, as far as I am concerned, there is no issue, everything has been resolved.”

He however disclosed that some of the people that sustained injuries as a result of the crisis were still nursing their injuries assuring that they were recovering even as he added that some of them with minor injuries had been discharged.

“As a matter of fact, what we don’t understand was that everybody was nursing his own side. They themselves had a lot of injuries because you know that day, it was real war, even some hoodlums had hijacked the whole process. For you to know that we have good understanding, some people came the following night trying to cause another tension not knowing that it was the antics of those who wanted to steal Okada, these Motorcycles.

“The LASTMA official whose picture was making the round on the social media, with what I gathered, the LASTMA management has recalled him back to the office as we can no longer see him on the road’, he stated.

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