Abuja-Lokoja High way block by protesting Truck driver

Abula-Lokoja High way was block on Wednesday morning on the 8 of August 2018 by some truck drivers. Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the blockage of the Abuja-Lokoja highway at Kwali by protesting truck drivers on Wednesday morning.

According to The FCT Sector Commander of the Corps, Mr Gora Wobin, who confirmed incident reveal this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Wobin said the protest was as a result of police men shooting the truck tyres of Dangote.

So In solidarity to the incident, he said, other truck drivers quickly mobilised and used their truck to block both sides of the highway resulted the traffic.

Wobin said he contacted the Police Command in the FCT, transport unions and the two FRSC Unit Commanders close to the scene, to intervene.

He said, “But the report I am getting from my men is that, the protesting drivers have said they won’t back down until the tyres of the truck are fixed.

“The two FRSC unit commanders around that axis are there now to see how they can dialogue to prevail on them to remove the vehicles from the road first.

“If the vehicles are removed, then the issue can be sorted out thereafter.

“So, they are working on that alongside with operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), who I learn are also there trying to resolve the situation.

“I have tried to reach the local government chairman, but his phones are switched off.

“I have also contacted a senior transport officer with Dangote Company at Obajana and told him about the development, that he should talk to the drivers concerned to remove the vehicles from the road.”

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The sector commander said he had not sent a tow truck there because tension was still high, adding that the angry protesters could burn them down.

While expressing sadness over the situation, Wobin urged the protesters to use dialogue to seek for justice, not by subjecting other road users to untold hardship.

“Two wrongs cannot make a right. The transport unions should talk to their men not to take the laws into their hands. News Agency of Nigeria Report

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