OYRTMA Partners Other Security Agencies, Begins Evacuation of Trailers Along Toll-Gate

In a bid to curb the rate of kidnappings along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, operatives of the Oyo State Transport Management Authority, OYRTMA, with the mandate of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde on Friday, began the immediate evacuation of trailers illegally parked along Ibadan–Lagos Tollgate, to prevent criminals from using the tollgate as hideouts for evil purposes.

The chairman of the agency, Dr Akin Fagbemi, made this declaration in an interview with newsmen, after carrying out the evacuation exercise.

According to him: “Met with the GOC of Civil Defence, FRSC, Amotekun and the garrison commander on the need to assist with regards to Operation Burst and other security synergistic engagement.

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“We also emphasised the need to prevent criminals from using the tollgate corridor around Ibadan-Lagos Expressway as a hideout considering the current security challenges.

“The evacuation was successful and we also engaged the petrol tanker drivers association for their collaborative efforts.

“The joint operative of OYRTMA, Operations Burst, Amotekun corps and others were assigned today to evacuate all the trailers more than 25 parked and abandoned at the toll gate.

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“Those that have their drivers around were allowed to drive their trailers while those that their drivers could not be identified”, he stated.


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