The high capacity buses being operated by the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) have resumed operations, today, after 18 hours of suspension.
Recall that they were earlier suspended following allegations that they were used by hoodlums to hijack anti-police brutality protests in the Alausa area of Lagos, yesterday.
The Head of Public Affairs Unit of LBSL, Mr. Afolabi Olawale, said that the management of the company decided to withdraw the buses from plying their designated routes at 2p.m on Thursday to avoid being attacked by thugs during the #EndSARS protest.
He said that the services which were withdrawn at 2p.m. on Thursday resumed at 8 a.m. on Friday.
He said that they decided not to bring out their buses to guide against any vandalism and also for the safety of their esteemed passengers and staff from being injured by suspected thugs.
Olawale said, “Lagos residents demand our services, they believe we have no connection with the viral video been circulated yesterday after the #EndSARS protest at Alausa.
“The buses were bought with the tax payers’ money and our passengers requested for our services when it was becoming difficult for them to get to their offices on time.
He assured that services had resumed and commuters were being conveyed to their respective destinations.
Recall that the #EndSARS protests started in Lagos State on Monday by youths that are against the human rights’ violations of innocent Nigerians by SARS operatives, a unit of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).Follow us on social media