Chaos as Protesting Motorists Block Abuja-Kaduna Highway [Video/Photos]

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Travellers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have been trapped for hours as protesting drivers of articulated vehicles blocked both lanes of the road on Friday morning.

It was gathered that the road was blocked following the death of one of the drivers, who was allegedly shot by a policeman for his refusal to give N2000 bribe.

Eyewitnesses said the deceased, a J5 driver, was shot around midnight at a checkpoint near OLAM Floor Mill, Kaduna.

The driver was allegedly transporting smuggled rice to an unknown destination.

Following his killing, a Dangote female truck driver, the first to arrive at the scene, 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.

Motorists, who condemned both the police and truck drivers for their action, urged the state police command to come their rescue.

Meanwhile, the kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the state government was working to resolve the problem.

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