The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday appealed for public understanding over the traffic on Nyanya-Abuja highway, saying it was not meant to inconvenience road users.
This appeal is contained in a statement in Abuja, signed by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information.
Olukolade said that the traffic gridlock on the highway was due to the ongoing checking of vehicles coming into the city centre from that route.
He said that this had expectedly generated reactions and complaints from road users and the general public.
“The public is assured that the measures are not punitive or deliberately meant to inconvenience road users.
“The actions are necessitated by the emerging security threats facing the nation which calls for support and understanding of the populace.
“The security measures will be reviewed as more equipment and additional support are introduced to ease the gridlock.”
Olukolade appealed to members of the public to bear with the temporary measure which was in the overall best interest of the public.