The traffic gridlock on Nyanya-Abuja highway as a result of the ongoing checks on vehicles coming into the city centre from that end has expectedly generated reactions and complaints from road users and the general public.
And the military high command has issued a release appealing to road users to bear with them as they try to ensure the safety of citizens in the wake of the recent bomb incident which claimed over 70 lives.
The statement reads: “The general public is assured that the measures are not punitive or deliberately meant to inconvenience road users. The actions are necessitated by the emerging security threats facing the nation which calls for support and understanding of the populace.
The security measures will be reviewed as more equipment and additional support are introduced to ease the gridlock. Members of the public are requested to please bear with this temporary measure which is in the overall best interest of the public.”