Ogun River Shockingly Dries up at Kara Market in Lagos

Yesterday, reports surfaced on social media that the popular Ogun River which partly flows under the Kara Bridge in Lagos had dried up. Prior to this, residents used canoes as means of transportation to that cattle and ram market at the riverbank, but they woke up yesterday to find that the river had ‘disappeared’.

Now, Channels News has confirmed that story.

According to the report:

‘There were initial suspicion that this could be water hyacinth but the surface of what used to be the flowing river hard become a firm ground.

Some people were seen testing the solidity of the green that has taken over the waterway by walking across the river and some found it a ready-made recreation ground.

Surprisingly, on the other side of the Kara Bridge, the river was seen flowing freely.

Environmentalists have however, warned that residents keep off the blocked channel for the risks of it opening up unexpectedly. They also advised relevant authorities find a means of clearing the plants.

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