Nigerians on Saturday were stunned at the wake of the day as a part of the popular Ogun River which flows under the Kara Bridge around Ojodu Berger area of Lagos State suddenly gone dry.
Unidentified green plants are seen on the river while the water body has given way.
The site immediately became a tourist site with residents in the community of Isheri and passers-by trooped out to see the dried section of the river which once provided water for cattle and ram in the market.
Traffic in bound Lagos slowed down and Road Safety officials tried to make light the gridlock.
Before the unusual incident, the water body once served as means of transportation for canoe owners but residents say they woke up to see the channel blocked on Saturday morning.
Although, 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.
When NEWSVERGE visited the site, some people were seen testing the solidity of the green “field” that has taken over the waterway by walking across the river and some found it a readymade recreation ground.
Surprisingly, on the other side of the Kara Bridge, the river is seen flowing freely.
Environmentalists has however, warned that residents keep off the blocked channel for the risks of it opening up unexpectedly and advised relevant authorities find a means of clearing the plants.
Meanwhile, no one could ascertain the cause of the sudden dried river but some environmentalists said it could be as a result of climate change.
Reports from www.channelstv.com was used as filler for this report
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