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Black Friday in Lagos as gridlock paralyses metropolis

Yesterday (Friday, April 4, 2014) has been described by motorists and commuters as Black Friday following the gridlock which paralysed the metropolis.

All across the mega city, especially in Lagos Mainland, traffic jam held all hostage for several hours, particularly in the evening.

Many claimed the logjam was from the Berger/Mowe axis where a church was organizing vigil and prayer session.

From the axis, as far as Murtala Mohammed International Airport to Third Mainland Bridge, Agege and Oyingbo and Yaba areas, pain and anguish took up residence on the roads.

Fender to bumper gridlock which lasted till early hours of the morning of Saturday, April 5, 2014, was the lot of thousands of motorists and commuters.

A gentleman on his way to the airport from Ogba (Ikeja) spent three hours on the road, from Ogunnusi, Akilo, Oba Akran, Agege Motor Road through the local airport.

The return journey was as bad, as it took another three hours to get to Ojodu.

A lady from Shomolu was so exasperated that she trekked most of the journey to Akute (in Ogun).

Even on Traffic Radio, 96.1 FM, lamentations rent the air as callers cried and cursed.


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