Two tragedies befell Lagos’ ecosystem last weekend. One was manmade, the other was natural. And in a very uncanny manner, two of them may have a cause-and-effect relationship.
On Saturday morning, residents around the popular Kara cattle market, situated by the Ogun River on the Berger end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, woke up to see that a part of the river which flows under the Kara Bridge had dried up. Suddenly, the spot became a tourist attraction. The story of river-turns-to-land went viral. Trust Nigerians, before you could say “Kara”, people turned the place into a “holy land”, praying and shouting about a divine manifestation. Read more