By Chimezie Godfrey
The Defence Headquarters Abuja, has said that troops have restored normalcy along Abuja-Jebba road.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Onyeama Nwachukwu revealed this in a statement made available to Newsdiaryonline.
According to him, the Defence Headquarters was notified of a video trending on social media indicating that trucks and other similar vehicles conveying agricultural products from the North, heading towards the Southern part of the country were being prevented and turned back along Kaduna-Jebba road by some unscrupulous elements.
Gen. Nwachukwu therefore assured members of the public that troops in conjunction with other security agencies have restored normalcy along that road.
He said,”The Defence Headquarters wishes to clarify that following the tension generated by the incident, the joint troops comprising the military and other security agencies were deployed to clear the Kaduna-Jebba road and have since restored normalcy in the general area. There is currently free flow of traffic along the axis.
“Members of the public, commuters and residents are please urged to go about their normal businesses.
“This also is to give a stern warning to any unscrupulous group or persons who are aiming at disrupting legitimate economic and commercial activities by preventing free flow of traffic and movement of goods in a bid to generate clashes along ethnic divides to desist from such unpatriotic acts or face the wrath of the law.”
Gen. Nwachukwu further urged members of the public to promptly report anyone found engaged in such atrocious activities to security operatives.