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Protesting drivers block Kaduna-Kano expressway over colleagues' arrest

11 June 2015, 06:54

Zaria - Aggrieved drivers have on Wednesday blocked Kaduna-Kano expressway to protest the arrest of their colleagues leaving a large number of motorists stranded.

The blockage is alleged to have started at about 5:00p.m., blocking many motorists plying the highway.

An eye witness, Malam Lawal Jirgi revealed that the trouble started when a group of drivers attempted to remove speed breakers on the expressway, near Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria.

He said while the drivers were busy trying to remove the speed breakers a military man who saw them alerted the police who arrested 19 of them and charged them to Magistrate Court, Kofar Fada.

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When contacted, the spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Zubairu Abubakar, who confirmed the incident said the arrested persons had violated the law.

"The arrested people have no right whatsoever to remove the speed breakers, their action is totally against the law."

He said the police were fully in control of the situation, assuring that very soon things would be normalised.



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