The Lagos State Police Command has explained the reasons behind the temporary closure of the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday.
In a statement released by the Lagos Police’s Public Relations Officer, Choke Oti, it was revealed that the bridge, a busy route for Lagosians was closed as a result of a “simulation exercise” by NEMA, LASTMA, the Police and FRSC. The statement read.
“The Third Mainland Bridge was temporary shut to traffic this morning 29/04/2018 due to “Simulation Exercise” carried out by NEMA, LASTMA, the Police, the FRSC and other agencies of government.
The objective of the exercise is to achieve a coordinated response among these agencies who are usually the first responders in emergency situations.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos, CP Edgal Imohimi hereby apologises to Lagosians for the inconveniences suffered while the exercise lasted.
The CP added that the exercise was for common good.
The exercise is however, over and the bridge is now open to traffic.”