Police In Rivers state have Barricaded the the Moscow road Axis leading to the Command Headquarters as a precursor to prevent attacks on its facilities by the Unknown gunmen. Motorist Were seen scampering for alternative routes to get to the town axis forcing a heavy traffic build up at the Azikiwe area to the Lagos bus stop.
Earlier in the day our correspondent who visited the area said commuters were made to trek long distance when they get tired of sitting inside the traffic. Recall that the Rivers State Government had earlier announced the Blocking of the Eastern Bypass which would have served as alternative route
some of the commercial driver who spoke to correspondent Anita Ogona said They are truly suffering business setbacks as they are unable to make the quick turnover they are usually make in a day and pleaded with the police to deploy a more intelligence approach.
Another Driver Pa Damie said I never see this kan thing before all over the world Police dey use intelligence and gadget to fight crime but here na to block road Over perceived Security intelligence, He said see as we dey suffer am, person go dey for traffic from morning till night dey burn fuel, How i wan take feed my children today and still pay returns to the person wey i dey hire purchase with?
Mr Atonye also complained of inability to meet with his daily expectations of usual returns and plead with the police authority to consider their kind of business and open the road as the Easter bypass axis which would have served as alternative access road have also been blocked by Rivers State Government over on-going Construction work by Julius Berger.