Scores of air passengers were on Monday stranded as youths protesting against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force completely shut down the Shehu Yar’Adua way leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Reports said that placards-wielding youths blocked the expressway at every major junction: Soka, Kuje and Lugbe among others.

Those who flew into Abuja from other parts of the country found it difficult to access the city centre since the expressway was completely blocked.


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Intending passengers who wanted to fly out of Abuja also had hectic time getting to the airport.

Some, who abandoned vehicles conveying them and decided to patronise commercial motorcyclists, were turned back.

Hawkers, especially those selling sachet water and snacks, made brisk business as the youths, many of who are playing football on the highway, patronised them.

The PUNCH