Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called for the arrest and prosecution of drivers who blocked the highway while protesting the killing of their colleague by a policeman for refusing to pay a bribe.
Concise News had reports that many passengers were stranded as drivers blocked the Abuja-Kaduna highway at the early hour of Friday, following a protest.
The protest came after policemen on duty along the Abuja-Kaduna highway allegedly killed a commercial driver after he refused to give them N2,000 bribe.
While reacting to the incident via his Twitter handle, El-Rufai expressed disappointment over the incident, he wrote: “It is most unfortunate. The drivers will all be arrested and prosecuted for this. There are lawful means of expressing grievances. This is unacceptable!
“The State Commissioner of Police is investigating and reporting to our Attorney-General for the immediate prosecution of the trigger-happy officer, but the tanker drivers have no right to do what they did, and must pay the price as well.”