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Troops restore normalcy along Kaduna-Jebba Road 

Major General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has warned all those obstructing the movement of agricultural goods between the northern and southern parts of the country to desist from such acts as the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on them.

Reacting to a video trending on social media indicating that trucks and other similar vehicles conveying agricultural products from the North, heading towards the southern part of the country were being turned back along Kaduna – Jebba road by some unscrupulous elements, Onyema Nwachukwu,  Brigadier General, Acting Director, Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Abuja said, in a statement, that joint troops comprising the military and other security agencies had been deployed to clear the obstruction and that normalcy had since been restored.

He said further that “members of the public, commuters and residents are please urged to go about their normal businesses,” noting that “this is also to give a stern warning to any unscrupulous group or persons who are aiming at disrupting legitimate economic and commercial activities by preventing free flow of traffic and movement of goods in a bid to generate clashes along ethnic divides to desist from such unpatriotic acts or face the wrath of the law.”

He also urged members of the public “to promptly report anyone found engaged in such atrocious activities to security operatives.”

 

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