KEKE OPERATORS IN UMUAHIA PROTEST GOVERNMENT MISTREATMENT; DISRUPT TRAFFIC.
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.
Tricycle operators in Umuahia the Abia state capital, on Monday caused a major traffic jam as they successfully used their tricycles to block a section of popular Aba road from Ikot Ekpene junction up to Federal Medical Centre and beyond.
As early as 9 a.m. the operators had started gathering making it totally impossible for motorists to make any head way.
The operators said they are protesting the recklessness of the revenue agents who always infringe on their rights.
It was gathered that some task force agents this morning attacked one “keke” operator and inflicted serious injury on him.
They are equally not happy at the operational time they are restricted to which has made them always fall victims in the hands of security operatives.
Some people by their action had wasted over one hour on the traffic as at the time of filing this report.
Police officers were seen trying to disperse the operators and allow free flow of traffic.