Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Fallen truck causes traffic jam in Abuja

17 January 2013, 09:04

Abuja - Scores of commuters on the Dutse-Bwari road in the FCT were on Wednesday held up for more than five hours as a truck that fell across the Jigo bridge blocked the way.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that passengers and motorists tried in vain to remove the truck from the road.

Operatives of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) arrived at the scene shortly in response to a distress call.

They succeeded in towing the vehicle out of the road, thereby easing vehicular movement.

An eye witness, Malam Ibrahim Audu, told NAN that the accident occurred at about 10 a.m.

He said the traffic situation could not have worsened if the response came in good time.

''Senior staff members of Bwari Area Council passed through here when it happened and I thought they would contact the relevant authorities.

''If FRSC had arrived earlier with its crane, the road would have been freed.''

He said the driver of the truck who was injured, had been taken to an undisclosed hospital.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
273
Old motivational story

A motivational story about about a boy who purchased an ice cream sundae. Read more...

Submitted by
Oke Olusegun James
What are they fighting to post

Actually now in Nigeria politics is no more good like before, all those politicians of nowadays are not after people welfare but they are all after their own needs. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
From Borno: The state of Nigeria’...

The IDP camps as certainly not prisons or detention camps, but sadly the lives of many of the occupants are not quite different than that of prisoners. Read more...

Obomanomics has worked wonders to...

The recent plan to help the middle-class is a cogent fulfillment of his promise to cut taxes for 95% of all working families and never to increase taxes on the middle class.  Read more...

Submitted by
Ekwy Ozoemena
God's word doesn't contradict its...

Woman have asked, what if your husband wants you to go places with him on a Sundays and miss church?  Read more...

Sitting on the fence

I just wanna let us know that this is not the time for us to start sophistries on media in the name of "who emerges as winner" in the forthcoming election. Read more...