Commercial drivers block Kaduna-Abuja highway in protest
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.
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.
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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