Angry Tanker drivers on Monday night block the Abuja-Lokoja highway following alleged death of one of their colleagues who refused to stop for check at a military point around Jamata, close to Murtala Mohammed Bridge.
He was rushed to hospital for medical attention but later died. His death was said to have annoyed other tanker drivers who later blocked the Abuja-Lokoja highway.
Bello gave the order in Lokoja through his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Mr Omodara Jerry. The governor expressed sadness over the death of the driver, but condemned the action of the tanker drivers’ union, saying there were better ways of channelling their grievances.
“This blockade has affected businesses of Nigerians and might endanger some people with critical health issues. Imagine if an expectant mother falls into labour in the resultant gridlock.
The governor also advised security agents to always exercise caution in handling issues in order not to create crisis. Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission and other security personnel are still battling to pacify the drivers to remove the blockade as at the time of this report.