CITY NEWS Abuja blasts: Kuje residents decry traffic gridlock
Many things have changed in the lives of Kuje residents since last weekend’s bomb explosions that rocked Kuje and Nyanya in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and one of such is the number of hours they spend at a checkpoint while getting to town.
Our reporter observed that the traffic, which used to last about 15 minutes before the Friday incident, now takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour. It usually begins around the NNPC filling station down to the Army checkpoint for proper checking when leaving or coming into Kuje.
Residents who work in the city centre complained of the amount of time they waste when going to work and coming back home.
A resident, Ibrahim Lukman, whose office is at the Central Business District told City News yesterday that although there used to be traffic before the Friday incident, the traffic is now unbearable.
“I got to Kuje Junction at 7:00 pm and I finally got home few minutes to 9:00pm. Before, if I get here around 7:00 I used to get home around 7:30 8:00pm,” he added.
Another resident, who did not give her name, said she has become a perpetual late comer in her work place since the sad incident.
“Apart from the fact that transportation has been scarce, the traffic has builtup and it delays me from getting to work early. I used to get to work latest 8:00am before, but now, I get to work around 10:00am,” she complained.