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Fuel subsidy: Anarchy looms as robbers launch offensive

Published by Nigerian Compass on Mon, 16 Jan 2012


AS another round of the nationwide strike and protests declared by organised Labour begins today after a two-day lull, dare-devil armed robbers, at the weekend, launched offensive in parts of Lagos and Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, snatching cars and money from people.The robbers, who mostly operated on commercial motorcycles, popularly called okada, targeted mostly filling stations, where many motorists queued for fuel throughout yesterday, and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) points at banks, where cash-strapped residents went to collect money, apparently in preparation for this week's strike.Gun-wielding and Okada-riding hoodlums, numbering five, snatched a Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) close to a Conoil filling station at Oko-Oba, Lagos, yesterday, and sent motorists and the residents scampering for safety.
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