Lekki: Nigerians react as flood hits Lagos community

Lekki: Nigerians react as flood hits Lagos community

- The rains are back and already causing havoc in Lagos

- Some houses and streets in Lagos are having to deal with flood after a heavy downpour

- Nigerians have shared photos and videos of residents and motorists trying to find their way around the flood

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Following a destructive deluge in Lagos state that left houses and firms in Lekki community in ruins and shambles on Wednesday, June 17, Nigerians on social media have voiced out their shock and utter displeasure.

Legit.ng recalls that in what modelled a turbulent time ahead for over 20 million population of the commercial capital city, a heavy downfall hit Lagos and overpowered streets in major communities, leaving motors and commuters stranded.

Nigerians have now reacted to the flood and shared videos of how residents of the state struggled with motorists to find their ways.

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A social media user wrote: "Shebi everytime you are shouting that mainland is not part of Lagos, small rain and you are already disturbing my line with calls "Victor can I put up with you in ikorodu for some days?" Shey my house resemble Noah's Ark ni? My dear stay in your Lekki and swim your way to freedom."

Sharing the video of the flood, another user wrote: "Water will always find its level. Keep pushing them away, they knew where they came from."

Another Nigerian wrote: "If you reside in Lekki or you have plans to Visit Lekki today, just forget it or get a boat. Everywhere river as we speak. Reporting live from River Lekki Lagos."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that what could have turned out to be a tragedy was prevented on Monday, June 15, as an overly frustrated resident of Lagos state was prevented from jumping into the Third Mainland Bridge lagoon.

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The man, whose identity was not revealed, was said to have made attempt to commit suic'ide on Monday afternoon after getting tired of life. He was, however, overpowered and rescued by the swift move of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command.

The man, clad in a white T-shirt and a brown pair of trousers, was appealed to by the police operatives before he was overpowered.

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