Thousands of civil servants and artisans are currently stranded on the ever-busy Abuja-Keffi road as Nigerian Army operatives set up roadblocks against commercial and private commuters.
Workers who left their homes as early as 6 a.m. were trapped inside their vehicles when I arrived at 9:20 a.m.
According to our correspondent, the chaotic situation has forced several people to abandon their vehicles and walk several kilometers to meet appointments.
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The road was shut down at the Kugbo Mechanic Village section of the Abuja axis.
No reason has yet been given for the reinstatement of roadblocks against traffic, which had been suspended for more than two years.
The majority of commercial drivers who spoke with our correspondent bemoaned the unexpected return of the military to the road and pleaded with government officials to look into their plight.
At the time of writing, the long lines of vehicles that began at Kugbo Mechanic Village had reached Masaka, near Keffi.
Expectedly, okada riders have been doing well, charging as much as N1000 to transport a passenger to Kugbo.