Residents lament traffic gridlock in Nyanya
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.”