Lagos task force dislodges traders on rail tracks

The Lagos State Task Force on Sunday said it cleared trail tracks on the Agege area of the metropolis, as part of its ongoing exercise to restore sanity along the railway corridors of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the task force’s Director, Press and Public Affairs, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.

Abdulraheem said the agency’s Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, led the exercise.

Jejeloye, according to the statement, said the operation was necessary to save lives and property and also ensure safety and security along rail tracks in the state.

He said the exercise was carried out to discourage all forms of business activities on rail tracks and prevent obstructions that could hinder the smooth movement of trains.

“The activities of these traders are defacing the outlook of the rail tracks by setting up these slums and makeshift buildings here, but we will make sure that we leave no form of environmental crimes unchecked,” he said.

The task force boss said the ongoing enforcement across the state would be sustained for a month to dissuade traders from returning, to ensure all rail line corridors are completely recovered.


Kehinde Olusegun

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