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Commercial drivers block Kaduna-Abuja highway in protest

Travellers for Eid el-Kabir stranded on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway as motorists protest the alleged killing of a commercial bus driver by policemen on Friday. Photo: The Nation.

Thousands of Motorists have been trapped for hours as Drivers of articulated vehicles block both lanes of the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

According to reports, the road was blocked following the death of one driver who was allegedly shot by a policeman for refusal to give two thousand naira bribe.

Eyewitnesses said the deceased, a J5 driver, was shot around midnight at a checkpoint in Kaduna.

Articulated vehicles block the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in protest of the alleged killing of a commercial bus driver by policemen on Friday. Photo: The Nation.

The driver was allegedly transporting smuggled rice to an unknown destination.

It was gathered that a female truck, was the first to arrive at the scene and used her truck to block one of the lanes and other drivers joined her to block the other lane.

A military officers pacifying some commercial drivers who were protesting the alleged killing of a commercial bus driver by policemen on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Friday. Photo: The Nation.

The drivers insisted that they would not remove the barricades until Kaduna State Governor and the Commissioner of police in the State address them.

Efforts by the military and other security personnel at the scene to open the road failed






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