Nigerian troops have restored normalcy along Kaduna-Jebba road after a video went viral showing that vehicles from the north of the country were prevented from going south.
In a swift response to the video, Nigeria troops were mobilised to Kaduna-Jebba road to disperse the unscrupulous elements behind the incident.
In a statement by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, acting director, Defence Information, Defence Headquarters normalcy has been restored to Kaduna-Jebba road.
“The Defence Headquarters has been 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.
“The Defence Headquarters wishes to clarify that following the tension generated by the incident, joint troops comprising the military and other security agencies were deployed to clear the Jebba – Kaduna 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.
He added that, “This is also 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.
“Members of the public are also urged to promptly report anyone found engaged in such atrocious activities to security operatives.”