Res­i­dents lament traf­fic grid­lock in Nyanya

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

Res­i­dents go­ing to the Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory through Nyanya, early yes­ter­day morn­ing, wit­nessed what they de­scribed as un­prece­dented traf­fic grid­lock due to a mil­i­tary check­point mounted me­tres from the Nyanya Mo­tor Park, scene of the Mon­day bomb blast.

Some of the res­i­dents had to find al­ter­na­tive routes, through the Karu and Jik­woyi, to by­pass the traf­fic jam, which they said was height­ened by the check­point.

The traf­fic jam, City News gath­ered, ex­tended be­yond Mararraba, in Nasarawa State.

The check­point, manned by the armed of­fi­cers in mil­i­tary uni­forms, is part of the govern­ment lat­est se­cu­rity mea­sures af­ter the Mon­day bomb blast in Nyanya.

Nyanya is no­to­ri­ous for traf­fic con­ges­tion, es­pe­cially dur­ing rush hours due to the in­flux of people into the city cen­tre.

Ac­cord­ing to Shola Mariam, a civil ser­vant, she had to make a U-turn to pass through Karu when she met the con­ges­tion as she was about to de­scend the Nyanya bridge, adding that “the road was se­ri­ously blocked.”

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