26 July 2020 By Ohikwo Muhammad
Motorists intending to travel to or from Abuja through Lokoja have been advised to seek alternative routes.
Some travellers gave the advise after been stranded for several hours along the Murtala Muhammed bridge in Jamata, Kogi state.
According to Usman Musa, a commercial driver , traffic began to build up last Saturday when one of the carriageways on the bridge was blocked for repairs.
The situation he explained was compounded when an accident occurred on the bridge making the road impassable.
The driver lamented that the ensuing gridlock due to impatience of drivers resulted in long hours of hold up making vehicular movement very difficult.
However, as at 5pm, today personnel of the FRSC, Nigeria Police the Army and some patriotic Nigerians were trying to bring the situation under control and ensure movement on the road.