What Happened When Third Mainland Bridge Was Shut Down
The Third Mainland Bridge was temporarily shut to traffic on Sunday morning.
Several agencies of government said that they were carrying out a "Simulation Exercise" to enhance their services.
NEMA, LASTMA, the Police, the FRSC and others were among the agencies involved in the exercise coordinated by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
The exercise code named "Operation Oko Jasosa" held on the 3rd Mainland Bridge, Opposite the UNILAG Waterfront, inward Lagos island.
The objective of the exercise is to achieve a coordinated response among these agencies who are usually the first responders in emergency situations.
It was a simulation of multiple road accidents involving a luxurious bus and five other vehicles, one of which plunged into the Lagos Lagoon.
According to LASEMA, “The exercise was intended to sharpen synergy, foster collaboration, improve the level of preparedness and increase the response capability of stakeholders in the management of multiple casualty incident along the 3rd Mainland Bridge which more often than not witnesses this kind of event.”
The Lagos police command had earlier apologized to Lagosians for the inconveniences suffered while the exercise lasted, saying it was for common good.
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