A Twitter user has raised alarm over his wife’s health after she was said to have been pushed out of a moving minibus in Lagos.
In a lengthy thread calling the attention of the Lagos government to the “high-level kidnapping and robbery” going on in parts of the state, the man shared pictures of his injured wife covered in blood-stained gauze and plaster.
He said his wife had boarded the bus around Sandfill in Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday but sensed something was suspicious about the other passengers on the bus.
He disclosed that the victim refused to have the door shut so as to ensure her safety but one of the passengers pushed her out of the bus.
The Twitter user said passersby and security operatives helped his wife to the hospital where she is being treated.
“The level of arm robbery and kidnapping going on in Lagos is scary,” the man wrote.
“My [wife] boarded a minibus from Sandfill. On entering the bus she sensed something wasn’t right. She asked the driver to drop her [off]. He refused but rather increased the speed.
The level of arm robbery and kidnapping going on in Lagos is scary.
On Tuesday evening my boarded a korope (mini bus) from Sandfill, on entering the bus she sensed something wasn't right, she asked the driver to drop her, he refused but rather increased the speed
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— Yo!!! Fully Obidient (@groovereben) June 30, 2022
“The person seated next to her insisted on closing the door. She refused. She started dragging the door with them and started shouting and was still dragging the door with them.
“When got to somewhere around the civic centre, they pushed her down. I want to thank the good Nigerian who rushed to Onikan Health centre.
“I also want to thank the security men, the nurses and doctors at Onikan health centre for giving her first Aid treatment before we arrived.
“From Onikan health centre we were transferred to Marina General hospital. I also want to appreciate the nurses and doctors for being kind to us.”
The Twitter user called on the Lagos government to tighten security from Ozumba Mbadiwe down to Epe.
“Dear governor Jide Sanwo-Olu, please do something about the high-level kidnapping going on,” he added.
“@PoliceNG, @BenHundeyin, @Princemoye1, increase the police monitor team from Ozumba Mbadiwe down to Epe. Kidnappers have taken over that route.
“I’m going to be paying over 600k for the treatment my wife sustained in this traumatic event. I’m grateful my wife is alive. I’ve thought about all the things that could go wrong if they succeeded.”
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