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…As northerners face less than 10
Veteran media executive, Mr. Tony Onyima, has released a report on approximate number of checkpoints between Lagos and South East on the highway.
Whereas his report revealed not less than 60 checkpoints manned at different points by either Police, Army, Customs, NDLEA or other paramilitary bodies, another report on the same issue identified less than 10 checkpoints between Lagos and North Central region of Nigeria where cases of highway fears are more than.
Onyima in the report said “Concerned by the increasing complaints about the pains of Nigerians plying the Lagos-Onitsha route, I decided to seize an opportunity on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to find out the real situation. For complete experience, I traveled with one of the transporters at Jibowu.
“After an excruciating traffic along Redeemed Church corridor, we finally commenced the journey to Onitsha at 10:30am. By the time we arrived the Niger Bridge, I had counted 60 checkpoints.
“I was painstakingly taking notes and few shots. These checkpoints were manned by either soldiers, police, customs, SARS, FRSC or a combination. Below are the checkpoints to make your trip to Onitsha so smooth:
LAGOS TO ORE:
ORE TO BENIN:
However, on the number of verified checkpoints between Lagos and North Central State of Katsina, another report said not up to ten checkpoints are seen along the stretch far longer than Lagos to East. It noted that whereas available ones are mainly military checkpoints, presence of Customs and Police on the entire stretch from Lagos to Katsina, are negligible.
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