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After a nine-day siege, truck drivers leave the Enugu-Aba-PH expressway

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Truck drivers laying siege to the Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway have called it quits nine days after they arrived at the Uratta junction axis of the busy road.

Drivers are protesting poor road conditions, daily ticking, and alleged intimidation by security agencies and task force harassment.

When the state Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Bala, visited the area, Comrade Richard Chinadu spoke on their behalf, noting that the peaceful protest had been going on for nine days.

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He claimed that bad roads in Abia State and its environs are causing damage to their trucks, goods, and personnel deaths.

He also stated that it was having a negative impact on their business and families.

Speaking about daily ticketing, he stated that they used to pay through a platform window created by the state government and that they paid their revenue through their union, but the state government recently implemented online ticketing, which is affecting them.

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They claim they cannot complete one trip in three or four days, resulting in another ticket being requested by the task force team, and failure to comply results in truck impoundment.

They pleaded with the Abia and Federal governments to come to their aid.

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