Truck and other drivers of heavy duty vehicles have blocked major highway linking Kaduna-Abuja to protest after a Customs Personnel shot one of their tyres.
Daily News 24 reports that the incident caused heavy traffic gridlock on the highway.
According to the truck driver, his vehicle was inspected and cleared by the Nigeria Customs Personnel to have Animal Feed not “illegal or contraband goods” but they later chased him and shot his front tyre.
Chairman of the Truck Drivers, Babaji Sale when contacted lamented that his members do face challenges when they come in contact with the Customs, KAROTA and FRSC Personnel.
The Nigeria Customs Public Relations Officer, Kano/Jigawa Area Command, Abdullahi Lagos confirms that the command received a report that its personnel were involved in confrontation with the trailer drivers which caused heavy traffic flow on the Zaria Road expressway.
According to him, an investigation has since been launched into the matter but reiterated that the Nigeria Customs Personnel are not deployed on the roads to attack drivers or collect revenue on the road but do their primary responsibilities as provided by the laws of the land.
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