FRSC Closes Abuja-Lokoja Highway

FRSC Closes Abuja-Lokoja Highway


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has blocked Abuja-Lokoja highway for safety reason as flood renders the route impassable.

In a statement issued by the FRSC on Sunday night, the agency advised motorists to seek alternative routes to get into and outside Abuja.

Thousands of motorists using the Lokoja-Abuja expressway are still stranded in the Lokoja axis as a result of huge flooding that has cut off the road.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned of prolonged flooding in Lokoja and other affected areas in Kogi State as more water would still be released from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroun and Kainji Dam.

The Nigeria Red Cross Society said on Sunday that it had deployed three boats to the riverine areas of Ibaji Local Government Council of Kogi State to rescue trapped flood victims taking refuge on tree tops.

The chairman of the state branch of the society, Mr. Mustafa Allah-Dey disclosed that the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) released the boats for the rescue operation.

Nustafa said that men of the Nigerian Navy and officials of NEMA, SEMA and the state Ministry of Environment were also involved in the operation, adding that many of the victims were in life-threatening situations.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has blocked Abuja-Lokoja highway for safety reason as flood renders the route impassable.

In a statement issued by the FRSC on Sunday night, the agency advised motorists to seek alternative routes to get into and outside Abuja.

Thousands of motorists using the Lokoja-Abuja expressway are still stranded in the Lokoja axis as a result of huge flooding that has cut off the road.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned of prolonged flooding in Lokoja and other affected areas in Kogi State as more water would still be released from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroun and Kainji Dam.

The Nigeria Red Cross Society said on Sunday that it had deployed three boats to the riverine areas of Ibaji Local Government Council of Kogi State to rescue trapped flood victims taking refuge on tree tops.

The chairman of the state branch of the society, Mr. Mustafa Allah-Dey disclosed that the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) released the boats for the rescue operation.

Nustafa said that men of the Nigerian Navy and officials of NEMA, SEMA and the state Ministry of Environment were also involved in the operation, adding that many of the victims were in life-threatening situations.

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