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133 highways of terror: Survivors’ heart-touching tales

One week after Sunday Vanguard published a story in which investigation revealed that no fewer than One 133 highways across Nigeria are under kidnappers and bandits siege, some victims, in this package, speak on their harrowing experiences on some of the roads. Only last Wednesday, 28 travellers along one of the fingered roads, Ikere Ekiti – Akure road, were abducted by gunmen. This happened four days after the Nigerian Army claimed to have deployed drones in Ekiti and Ondo states to fish out kidnappers terrorising the two states.

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Apapa gridlock: Indiscipline, extortion regime, inefficiency, other things that keep trucks on road

We are tired of the activities of these military men who have refused to leave despite a presidential order. They collect between N60, 000 and N100, 000 from truck drivers to give them access to the ports. We learned they were sent by a Brigadier General. We want the Federal Government to investigate this”, a truck driver told Sunday Vanguard during an on-the-spot assessment of the traffic situation around Trinity area of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway last week.

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