inety persons, including expectant and nursing mothers, were arrested yesterday at Oshodi in Lagos by officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI).

They were apprehended for not using the pedestrian bridge.

The action, it was learnt, was aimed at improving road safety and reducing accidents called ‘hit and run’, which had claimed lives.

In the exercise, which caught many unawares, pedestrians were arrested at Oshodi under bridge by stern-looking KAI officials, who marched the offenders into a Black Maria from where they would be taken to the agency’s office for trial.

The enforcement was the first major operation under the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration.

The action forced many people to use the pedestrian bridge.

One of such people, a marketer, Miss Margret Oladele, said she couldn’t remember when last she used the pedestrian bridge in the last five years.

A KAI official, who preferred anonymity, said the move was to reduce deaths on the roads, adding that no fewer than 10 persons were knocked down daily while crossing expressways.

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