Federal roads not safe Drivers warn

Luxury bus drivers have said their lives are in danger during this Christmas season following incessant attacks on their members by hoodlums on the highways.

The Chairman of National  Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria, Mr. Joseph Ejiofor, disclosed this on  Thursday at a press conference in Onitsha, Anambra State.

He urged security agents to intensify patrol and surveillance on the nation’s highways to control the situation.

He said the call had become necessary following incessant attacks on members and commuters by armed robbers, kidnappers and other hoodlums on highways.

He said the situation had adversely affected the socioeconomic activities of members and Nigerians in general.

He called for drastic measures to arrest the security challenges.

He said, “the major flashpoints included Benin by-pass, Omotosho-Ijebu Ode, Abuja-Kaduna, Abuja-Nassarawa, Makurdi, and Elele-Port Harcourt highways.

He added,” These criminal elements operate unmolested with dangerous weapons including sophisticated guns and machetes.

“They block the roads, divert vehicles and passengers into the thick bush unchallenged and unleash terror on their victims. Sometimes the victims are held for up to a week.