The Kaduna-Abuja expressway has been reopened after a blockage by protesting drivers on Friday.
Okay.ng understands that the blockage lasted for over six hours as drivers were protesting the killing of their colleague by a police officer.
Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed in a statement on Friday evening that the road has been reopened.
The statement read: “In the early hours of today (Friday), a group of drivers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Road to protest the killing of their colleague by a policeman.
“However, grief and a sense of loss do not justify imposing such pains on other citizens as the protesting drivers have done by blocking a very busy public highway. They have left many people stranded for several hours and caused considerable distress.
“The Kaduna State Government apologises to road users for the inconveniences caused by the hours-long blockade.
“The road has since been opened and the protesting drivers cleared. However, the standstill created by the blockage has resulted in a gridlock that will take hours to clear. The queue of stranded vehicles stretches for several kilometres.
“Therefore, the state government appeals to all persons travelling on the Kaduna-Abuja highway to patiently cooperate with efforts to clear the gridlock.”