By Uzair Adam Imam
The Zaria-Kano Highway has been reopened after two days of blockage by the protesting tanker drivers in the area.
It was reported that the drivers protested over the alleged killing of their colleague by a soldier and demanded justice for the victim’s family.
The development Wednesday had led to a gridlock that left many travellers stranded.
Daily Trust reported that the drivers used their heavy vehicles to block the road but had agreed to remove them after a series of negotiations with security agencies and FRCN officials.
Our reporters gathered that the drivers decided to protest after a soldier attached to a construction company reportedly shot the victim dead.
The State Acting Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lawal Garba, said normalcy had returned.
“I’m happy to inform you this morning that the Zaria-Kano Highway was reopened around 9:30 am today after days of blockage. Traffic flow is smooth as the road is fully open. Personnel of the Command are in traffic control,” he said.