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Drivers block Abuja-Kaduna highway in protest over killing of colleague by security operatives

The killing of a commercial driver by a unit of the security agencies on Kaduna-Abuja expressway has sparked protests by drivers leading to heavy gridlock along the road.

 

It was gathered that the driver of Peugeot J-5 bus was shot by the operatives around Olam, while on his way to Kaduna around 7:30 am on Friday.

 

Photos: Drivers block Abuja-Kaduna highway in protest over killing of colleague by security operatives

 

Other drivers who witnessed the shooting came down to protest and parked their cars on the road blocking the highway.

 

An eye witness as at the time of the incident, said the drivers have refused to move their cars and have blocked both the road leading to and from Abuja causing a lock down along the route.

 

Photos: Drivers block Abuja-Kaduna highway in protest over killing of colleague by security operatives

 

The Kaduna State Commissioner for internal security, Samuel Aruwan  assured motorists that the matter is being handled.

“Kaduna-Abuja Road gridlock around Olam Company. We are working and the road will be cleared in a jiffy.”

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