Insecurity: Travellers Stranded on Highway as Drivers Protest Over Serial Kidnapping

Insecurity: Travellers Stranded on Highway as Drivers Protest Over Serial Kidnapping

  • Drivers have decided to do something about the continuous abductions of their colleagues by gunmen on Benin-Auchi Road
  • The group of men took to the highway on Thursday, December 2, to protest, leaving thousands of travellers stranded
  • Some of the travellers lamented over getting stuck in one position for hours describing it as a harrowing experience

Edo state - Thousands of motorists and travellers were stranded on the Benin-Auchi Road on Thursday, December 2, The Punch reports.

This was due to the protest by drivers who took to the streets over the abduction of one of their colleagues on Wednesday, December 1.

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Commercial drivers plying the Benin-Auchi expressway blocked Ugha community section of the road. Photo credit: Anjorin Elizabeth Ibukun
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In another report by P.M News, the road along Ugha community was barricaded by the drivers to draw the attention of the authorities following the continuous abductions of their colleagues by gunmen on Benin-Auchi Road.

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According to Collins Aghedo, a passenger who was travelling to Abuja, travellers were stranded for hours as the drivers were bent on drawing attention to their plight.

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While describing the incident as a harrowing experience, Aghedo explained that it was tough getting stuck in one place without knowing what would happen.

SP Kontongs Bello, the Edo state police public relations officer, in a statement on Thursday, said efforts were being made to rescue the victims.

Bello made the disclosure after the police visited the protest ground to pacify the drivers.

Fear grips Edo residents as kidnappers abduct DPO

Legit.ng previously reported that there has been apprehension in Edo state following the abduction of Ibrahim Ishaq, the divisional police officer in charge of Etsako central local government area of the state.

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Ishaq was abducted near Ise River along the old Auchi-Ekperi-Agenebode Road on Friday, November 26.

Sources privy to the incident said the DPO was driving in his personal car when some gunmen ambushed him while shooting indiscriminately into the air.

Anxiety as bandits invade church again

Meanwhile, gunmen believed to be bandits attacked a church in Kaduna state, killing one and kidnapping at least 60 worshippers.

The incident happened on Sunday, October 31, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of the northern state.

The abductors attacked the church while the Sunday service was still ongoing shooting sporadically.

Source: Legit.ng

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