Hoodlums Attack TV Crew Covering Traffic Gridlock in Lagos


On January 31, 2022, some hoodlums suspected to be members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), and Maritime workers, as well as, those engaged by the Apapa Local Government Council to extort money from motorists, attacked and stabbed a driver of Channels TV vehicle, Mr. Ismail Sanusi, while the TV crew was recording the condition of the traffic gridlock on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and environs.

 Aside from him, the crew members of Arise Television, who were also within the axis to report on efforts being made to ease movements around the ports, were said to be missing after hoodlums attacked them to halt the recordings.

The hoodlums numbering over 50, armed with daggers and other dangerous weapons descended on the journalists from the television stations recording the traffic situation in the axis.

According to an eyewitness, John Okon, the hoodlums were mobilized by members of road transport unions and other agencies collecting tolls from truck drivers who felt that the TV stations cameramen came to report their illegal activities in the area.