Eyewitnesses told NAN that the Nissan Civilian bus, with registration number AJ 802 AKD, suddenly pulled to a halt on Apapa road on theLagos Mainland, as frightened passengers rushed out for safety.
One of the bus passengers told NAN that she raised the alarm on sighting the snake which was aboard the bus heading for Okokomaiko, a Lagos suburb.
“I was sitting in the back and noticed something moving around my feet. I checked to look at what it was and I saw it was a snake,” said the female passenger who pleaded anonymity.
NAN reports that other passengers and passersby attempted to kill the snake but only succeeded in chopping off its tail before hiding itself in a compartment inside the bus.
All efforts aimed at removing the remainder of the snake from the bus compartment continued when NAN left the scene as both the bus driver and his conductor had abandoned the vehicle.