The Defence Headquarters has Tuesday urged members of the public to tolerate the temporary security measures along the Nyanya-Abuja high way that has caused a traffic grid lock for commuters.
A statement by the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said the traffic gridlock which was a result of ongoing checks on vehicles coming into the city, has expectedly generated reactions and complaints from road users and the general public.
He assured the general public that “the measures are not punitive or deliberately meant to inconvenience road users.”
Olukolade explained the actions are necessitated by the emerging security threats facing the nation which calls for support and understanding of the populace.
He said, “The security measures will be reviewed as more equipment and additional support are introduced to ease the gridlock.”
Adding that, “Members of the public are requested to please bear with this temporary measure which is in the overall best interest of the public.”