…As Commuters Spent 12 hours On Road
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) officials were in excruciating pain on Saturday while attempting to remove a massive traffic gridlock on Nyanya-Kugbo-AYA Road.
A collapsed heavy load trailer emitting logs of wood near the Kugbo axis was claimed to have caused the over 12 hour jam.
Comrade Ikharo Attah, FCT Minister’s Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement, stated that the crisis was resolved by a combined team of the military, police, and other authorities.
He, however, urged residents and commuters to always comply with relevant security services in any emergency situations, the jam lasted longer than intended due to the attitude of some irresponsible uniform police, he said the jam lasted longer than intended due to the attitude of some irresponsible uniform police.
Despite the horrifying encounter, he said that the backlog was eventually lifted around 4:50 a.m.
According to him , ” a trailer carry carrying Timber from had failed break and completely blocked the road with the timbers and the body of the truck , I never thought it would be an extremely hectic day because it was a weekend.
” But this was not the case.
Many thanks to the FRSC Nyanya unit Commander, DPO karu Division and DRTS officials who opened for use the service lane that is still under construction.
” The FRSC tow away truck arrived around 6am and cleared the truck and timbers off before 6.50am. While we were thinking of retreating to rest, the entire road(both main carriage way and service lane under construction) were completely blocked by those driving against traffic to and from Abuja. It immediately got to a point of no movement at all.
” We immediately resumed traffic control duties; Route lining and Pin down. The military deployment also helped greatly. Two military men specially did very well to complement efforts. One is a corporal the other , I don’t know his rank.
” After over 8 hours of battling and turning back motorists, the road was full opened around 4.50pm.
” Our most tortuous experience today was from security personnel attached to VIPs. All they wanted was to move their principals through, no matter how bad it worsened the already difficult situation”, he explained.