By Samuel Ohwovoriole
Kidnapings along Abuja Kaduna road which has become a recurring decimal will now become a thing of the past. This is according to the Defense Headquarters which released a statement where it said that its troops have been able to restore normalcy to the very busy route that links Abuja with northwestern geo-political zone.
In a press statemenr by Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Acting Director, the Defense Headquarters said, the statement became necessary because of a virtual video showing trucks that are being turned back.
“The Defence Headquarters has been notified of 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 prevented and turned back along Kaduna – Jebba road by some unscrupulous elements.
“The Defence Headquarters wishes to clarify that following the tension generated by the incident, joint troops comprising the military and other security agencies were deployed to clear the Jebba – Kaduna road and have since restored normalcy in the general area.
There is currently free flow of traffic along the axis.” The statement read
The DHQ urge the public to disregard the video and go about their normal business on the road.
“Members of the public, commuters and residents are please urged to go about their normal businesses. 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.
Members of the public are also urged to promptly report anyone found engaged in such atrocious activities to security operatives,” the statement read.
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