Previous days ago, there were news about a part of the Ogun River flowing through Kara Cattle Market in Lagos which suddenly dried off.
This is the actual thing that happened: A thick layer of vegetation was brought to the top with force, by a heavy storm, such that the vegetation created a compact layer over the body of water, creating a false firm land which people have been seen walking on. It is very dangerous because at any time, the vegetation could give way, swallowing whatever is atop it.
“It is important to notify the public that have been worried about the environmental consequence of a dried up river to note that the flow of the river is still active beneath the vegetation and the situation is been evaluated.
“However, because of the compacted nature of the vegetation residents and onlookers are of the erroneous belief that the river has suddenly dried up and can walk across the vegetation.
“A lot of people that have turned the place to a tourist destination are unaware of the danger lying ahead. It’s important for the public to be aware that the vegetation can give away at any time and can lead to a potential disastrous situation.”
Carrying out any activities on the blockage of this river is unsafe, dangerous and disastrous.
Please keep off.”
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