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Saturday, 9 June 2018

TANKER DRIVERS BLOCK HIGHWAY IN AKWA IBOM AFTER POLICE SHOT COLLEAGUE’S VEHICLE.


According to a report, the Calabar-Itu highway in Akwa Ibom state has been blocked by tanker drivers in protest to the shooting of their colleague’s vehicle by police. It was gathered that police officers who were pursuing a fuel tanker driver yesterday – shot the back tyre of the tanker and his colleagues decided to block the highway this morning to protest the police action.

This morning incident is said to have caused a heavy traffic gridlock on the expressway.

An eyewitness, Anietie Essia shared the below on Facebook.

Earlier today, as I was going to my normal duty call, I met this unwarranted, tragic and pathetic road traffic along Calabar Itu Highway lined up by different Trucks and Tankers obstructing movements.

According to a Source, the said incident happened at the late hours of yesterday which a #Police #van pursued a tanker with fuel and shot the tankers back tire opposite Raycon Construction company which aroused the aggressiveness of all the tankers to block the road.


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