Abuja Thieves Take Advantage of Traffic Lights to Commit Crime in New Robbery Strategy

Published 4 years ago by: Giwa bayo
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at 4-09-2015 03:14PM (4 years ago)

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Traffic robbers have a new strategy in Abuja. They use traffic lights to rob unsuspecting motorists.Unfortunately, there is an increasing number of traffic lights in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), meaning that traffic robbery has increased too.
Here is what Aliyu Hajara, a victim, who was robbed while waiting for the green light to turn on at a traffic intersection in Maitama, had to say.
“When next you are at a traffic light intersection, you might want to be careful.”Other victims said these traffic robbers usually follow unsuspecting motorists,either from a bank or office, to a traffic light where they either try puncturing vehicles’ tires with objects laden with nails or rob them outrightly.
Another resident, who preferred to be called Mrs. Victoria, shares her story of these robbers at Maitama, not far from Mississippi Junction, in her case, a traffic warden is present.
I got to that traffic light, and as we were waiting for the green light to come up, one young man tapped at my window, pointed at my tire, and beckoned on me to wind down my glass. As I did to hear him clearer, he immediately opened my car from inside and jumped in. He then brought out a gun and commanded me to open the back door for his colleagues to enter or I lose my life, I opened the door for his colleagues to enter out of fear of being shot. They took my handbag, handsets, cash and all the jewelries I wore.”
She said the robber alighted when the traffic light was about turning green onto a waiting motorcycle and zoomed off.When she approached the traffic warden, he said he did not see any person rob her.

While most residents blame the increase in traffic robbery on the increased number of traffic lights in Abuja, Alaba Olaniyi identified the lack of ban on motorcycles as the cause. Abuja is not the only state with an increase in traffic robbery. Lagos has also recorded an increase in this pestering problem. However, Lagosians have appealed to Governor Ambode to free them from this scourge.


emma4love3 at 4-09-2015 03:22PM (4 years ago)
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heheheheh...... they be increase of security
too......
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ebukkkason at 4-09-2015 03:29PM (4 years ago)
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Hmmm, dis is serious
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moralemike07 at 4-09-2015 03:30PM (4 years ago)
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Orya police take advantage and start arresting them.
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winace at 4-09-2015 03:37PM (4 years ago)
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Na wa o. See anoda one again o.
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hackynoni111 at 4-09-2015 03:43PM (4 years ago)
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God help us in this country.
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Abgasko at 4-09-2015 03:57PM (4 years ago)
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this is really serious
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sundayemma at 4-09-2015 04:23PM (4 years ago)
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wow possibility things on ground
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hackynoni111 at 4-09-2015 04:31PM (4 years ago)
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na wa for them o...even traffic light
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princemma at 4-09-2015 04:34PM (4 years ago)
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Our policemen have 2 think ahead of dem, but can they?
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princemma at 4-09-2015 04:36PM (4 years ago)
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our policemen need 2 b a step ahead of dem, but can they?
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PoliticxGuru at 4-09-2015 04:39PM (4 years ago)
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Wat a wasted generation of our time
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temi_1 at 4-09-2015 04:41PM (4 years ago)
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Omg!  This is terrible. You are not even safe in your country na wa o.
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gogoman at 4-09-2015 04:43PM (4 years ago)
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na wa ooooo niaja way of life
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Blessed75 at 4-09-2015 04:47PM (4 years ago)
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Very sad and disappointment sorry madam it's well  
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dickieponga at 4-09-2015 04:51PM (4 years ago)
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Dem no get cameras, abi which kin capital city be dis...?
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Obaneski at 4-09-2015 05:06PM (4 years ago)
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dis is terrible.  #15konmymind
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dollypiper at 4-09-2015 05:19PM (4 years ago)
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Terrible terrible terrible....
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dareper at 4-09-2015 05:29PM (4 years ago)
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That's awkward
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vickie_guz at 4-09-2015 05:39PM (4 years ago)
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Animal kingdom
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