Stoppage of Northern trailers coming South: Army restores normalcy

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Stoppage of Northern trailers coming South: Army restores normalcy

Kabir Alkali, Ilorin

The Nigerian military said it has stopped a group of miscreants who blocked food bearing trailers from coming to Southern Nigeria

In a release on Friday, the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier Onyema Nwachukwu
said similar vehicles conveying agricultural products from the North, heading towards the southern part of the country were being prevented and turned back along Kaduna – Jebba road by some unscrupulous elements.

The Defence Headquarters said the tension generated by the incident prompted joint troops comprising the military and other security agencies to be deployed to clear the Jebba – Kaduna road.

The Army said normalcy been restored in the general area.

‘There is currently free flow of traffic along the axis. Members of the public, commuters and residents are please urged to go about their normal businesses. This is also to give a stern warning to any unscrupulous group or persons who are aiming at disrupting legitimate economic and commercial activities by preventing free flow of traffic and movement of goods in a bid to generate clashes along ethnic divides to desist from such unpatriotic acts or face the wrath of the law.”

The Army urged the public to promptly report anyone found engaged in such atrocious activities to security operatives.

A trending video had indicated youths gathered on the Kaduna-Jebba road stopping vehicles coming down south. In the video a riotous crowd prevented many trailers from coming to the South.

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