With Christmas around the corner, it has been reported that there has been an increase in the activities of traffic robbers.
Apart from the increase in their activities, they have adopted new tactics to rob residents and motorists, while dexterity in their operation is overwhelming too.
Formerly, they operated only under the cover of darkness, springing out from their hiding places, to dispose their victims, mainly of cash, phones and laptops.
But today, they brazenly operate in broad daylight, without fear of being apprehended by security agents.
Sometimes, they pretend to be beggars and at other times hawkers or commuters.
When they are not on ‘duty, they pretend to be resting and savouring the environment.
Apart from pouncing on motorists, the robbers have also adopted new tactics, where they pose as commercial motorcyclists that are waiting to pick passengers.
One of the robbers will pretend to be a passenger, while another will pose as a commercial motorcyclist.
On getting an unsuspecting passenger, the one posing as a passenger will climb at the back of the unsuspecting passenger and along the way, they will attack and dispose him of his possession.
They lurk around areas prone to traffic, like Agboju/Alakija, Abule-Ado, Okokomaiko, Iyana-Oba, Oko-Afo and Magbon, all along the Mile-Two/Badagry expressway and sometimes at bad spots, waiting for their prey.