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KAI enforces use of pedestrian bridge in Lagos

 Pedestrians on queue to cross the bridge to avoid being arrested by KAI at Ojota in Lagos

Pedestrians on queue to cross the bridge to avoid being arrested by KAI at Ojota in Lagos

There was palpable chaos yesterday morning at Ojota in Lagos as officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), began strong enforcement of the pedestrian bridge, which forced many pedestrians to queue and use the only bridge as the median through which people crossed the busy express road had been cordoned off.

Pedestrians trying to cross from Ikorodu Road towards Maryland collided on the bridge with people coming from the Ogudu axis. The bridge was so overcrowded that hundreds of pedestrians queued at the foot of the bridge waiting for their turn to cross to the other side.

Pedestrians who made attempts to make their way through the metal barricades were sent back by hefty bouncers.

“I have been queuing here for the past one hour, just waiting to use the bridge. I am already late for work. This is suffering I tell you. We queue for fuel and yet we are being forced to queue to use the pedestrian bridge,” Kola Balogun lamented.

A KAI official who refuse to give his name described the situation as frustrating. “Lagosians are so impatient. The situation wouldn’t have been this chaotic if only people would listen to simple instruction,” he said walking away from the scene.



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