Governor El-Rufai orders the arrest of drivers who blocked Abuja-Kaduna highway in protest over killing of colleague by security operatives

Gov. Nasiru El-rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called for the arrest and prosecution of drivers, who protested the killing of their colleague by a policeman over his refusal to pay bribe.

The drivers protest had caused a total standstill on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Friday, August 9th. The protest came after policemen on duty along the Abuja-Kaduna highway allegedly killed a commercial driver after he refused to give them N2,000 bribe.

Reacting to the incident in a post on his official Twitter handle @elrufai, the governor said;

“It is most unfortunate. The drivers will all be arrested and prosecuted for this. There are lawful means of expressing grievances. This is unacceptable!  

“The State Commissioner of Police is investigating and reporting to our Attorney-General for immediate prosecution of the trigger-happy officer, but the tanker drivers have no right to do what they did, and must pay the price as well.”