Buhari’s visit keeps trucks off Lagos roads, security on red alert
Tankers and trucks, the two terrorist automobiles that have plagued Lagos traffic over the years have magically disappeared from Lagos roads as President Muhammadu Buhari visits the state for his campaign rally.
Situation reports from Mile Two-Apapa, Ijora- Iponri axis which used to be lined by trucks showed that all the trucks had been evacuated off the roads, a situation some Lagos government officials used to say was impossible.
Meanwhile, a large number of security operatives were on Saturday deployed to strategic positions at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, ahead of today’s visit of President Buhari to the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the security operatives were already at their respective positions at about 6.30 a.m.
They included officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Also on ground were officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, who were controlling the traffic situation within the airport and its environs.
NAN reports that Buhari, the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Feb. 16, Presidential Election, is coming to Lagos, the nation’s commercial capital, to campaign for his re-election.
He is scheduled to visit the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, State House, Marina and will later address APC supporters at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, in continuation of his Next Level campaign.