Lagos Flood: Police Block Ahmadu Bello Way To Protect Road Users
It was the greatest flood of Lagos in over the last 10 years.
The entire Lagos was covered in water after a rain that started since Tuesday refused to abate after four days.
The unprecedented flood took over the entire Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, forcing some residents and commercial offices to immediately vacate their premises.
As a result, the Lagos State Police Command temporarily closed off the road for human and vehicular movements due to threat by the heavy flood.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, told newsmen that the second link-road to the Island coming from Lagos mainland was unsafe for motorists.
Famous-Cole said that the downpour in the state has caused serious flooding making other roads on the Island unsafe.
He said the flood has caused traffic gridlock in parts of Victoria Island and its environs and advised motorist plying Ahmadu Bello Way and other areas prone to flood to take alternative routes approved by traffic officials.
“The flood in the area has caused us to temporarily block Ahmadu Bello Way for safety of motorists.
“We want the public to know that the relevant traffic and security agencies are on ground to flush out the drains and secure road users in the state,’’ Famous-Cole said.