Residents of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, residing alongside Mararaba, Nyanya areas, are at the moment stranded in a gridlock attributable to a roadblock mounted by the troopers and the police.
The troopers mounted a roadblock at Kugbo close to Karu bridge resulting in a site visitors snarl from the Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Mararaba, Masaka and Karu areas.
The expressway was mentioned to have been blocked as early as 5am when many individuals have been heading for work.
Some residents had earlier blamed the chaotic state of affairs on the street on members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly often called Shi’ites, who commenced its annual ‘Arbaeen Symbolic Trek’ on Monday.
But findings by SaharaReporters on Tuesday revealed that the sect had moved the procession to the Kubwa Expressway and was not on the street as being speculated.
The troopers have been mentioned to have hurriedly beefed safety alongside the Mararaba Road on account of Independence Day Celebration slated for Friday, October 1, at Eagle Square.
The Secretary of IMN Academic Forum, Abdullahi Musa, who spoke to SaharaReporters, debunked the hearsay that they have been liable for the gridlock on the street.
He accused safety operatives of subjecting harmless residents to untold hardship within the identify of trying to find their members.
Musa mentioned, “We are law-abiding individuals; the narrative that we blocked Mararaba street was not true and Nigerians mustn’t imagine the safety brokers. They are those liable for the issue on that street.
“None of our members was on that road today Tuesday, as I am talking to you; now our Arbaeen trek is taking place at Galadimawa near Gwarinpa along Kubwa road and we did not block the road and the policemen and civil defence officers started shooting when we were about to round off.
“We are not surprised about their lies and this is not the first time they will cause a problem and lie over it.”
As of time of this report, many residents mentioned that they had spent over 5 hours within the site visitors.