Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, who participated in clearing the gridlock that emerged after aggrieved drivers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja highway, has thanked travellers for their patience and perseverance.
On behalf of the the government, he once again commiserated with the family of the driver that was killed. Malam El-Rufai described the killing of the driver as a most unfortunate incident that must be thoroughly investigated so that justice can be done. He welcomed the arrest of a police officer in connection with the case, assuring that the state government is awaiting the result of the investigation.
The Governor apologised for the distress stranded commuters endured due to the road blockage. He said that the reaction of the drivers who protested the killing of their colleague by blocking the highway amounted to unlawfully inflicting distress on innocent citizens. The consequence of the blockage was so so severe that it took several hours for the gridlock to clear, even after the barricades had been removed and the road opened.
The Governor also commended security agencies for their efforts in clearing the blockage and protecting travellers after the unfortunate incident.