Lokoja-Abuja highway in terrible lockdown

All vehicles moving in or out of Abuja through the Lokoja-Abuja route are currently locked in a massive traffic jam stretching over at least five kilometres.

Stranded commuters who spoke with Premium Times say they have been told that the gridlock is a result of a trailer that has fallen, blocking the entire width of the road, bringing movement both into and out of Abuja to an agonizing snarl.  

The heavy traffic is concentrated around Gadabiyu, close to Kwali, commuters say.

 “We’ve been here for over an hour and more people were here before us. From where I am, I can’t even see the trailer. Cars are not coming into or leaving Abuja,” a distraught commuter, who identified himself as Musikilu, said.


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  • Billhansen1

    Gridlock does not refer to all traffic jams (go slows) but to a certain type – New York originally – caused by (guess what?) a grid. The Abuja-Lakoja highway is not a grid….thus, no gridlock. Your reporters should lea rn what their metaphors mean before suing them.

  • Xronicles

    @Billhansen1: GRIDLOCK… traffic jam: a traffic jam in which congestion at one or two intersections affects a wide area, so that traffic is unable to move in any direction
    Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
    Use of words is dynamic sir.