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
Bakare Wale
We will support government that i...

The National Association of Nigerian Students from the office of the Vice President External Affairs, Com. Ogunkuade Oluwatosin has organized a press conference to celebrate the international students day. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdul Yusuf Abdul
Nigeria politics of dichotomy

There's one fundamental issues disturbing me in this country, if one is born in a particular locality, grew & did all schooling in particular domain. Read more...

Submitted by
Agbati Yusuf Bamidele
Effect of taking too much garri o...

Consumption of garri is as important as anything among the populace of West Africa like Togo, Nigeria, Benin Republic and others. Read more...

Speaker Tambuwal drops out ff pre...

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal earlier dropped his presidential ambitions after consultations with All Progressives Congress chieftains. Read more...

Submitted by
Otunba Bright Jnr
Fayemi heads APC presidential con...

Fayemi heads APC presidential convention committee Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was named chairman of the 24 member All Progressives Congress convention planning committee.  Read more...

Submitted by
SAMUEL UFOT EKEKERE
Let's sweep our world of challeng...

In sub-Saharan African where brooms are still part of everyday life, it is common place to find brooms being used as cleaning facilities. Read more...