As part of measures to beef up security, many churches around Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, yesterday created roadblocks against motorists and bicycle riders to ensure safety of worshippers.
The blockade, according to the residents, was created as early as 5:30am as many churches, especially Catholic and Anglican, celebrate harvest and bazaar thanksgiving which caused gridlock on the major roads.
Speaking to Mr. Michael Idoko, a resident of Phase 11, Site 11, Kubwa, he said the blockade caused serious congestion, adding that the measure was to ensure protection of lives of Nigerians.
“I have been on the road for almost 30 minutes meandering through to get to the major road due to blockade in every point around churches. Even with the newly installed traffic light on every junction in Kubwa, the traffic jam created could not be controlled,” said Idoko
One of the police officers on duty to pass vehicles along Deeper Life Junction 2/2 Kubwa told Nigerian Pilot that, with the recent bombing of mosques in Yobe and some other parts of the North-east it showed that the fight against the Boko Harram could not be left for government alone to tackle.
The police officer who did not want his name in print commended the effort of government so far and urged Nigerians, especially the youths to eshew from any form of violence used by politicians to settle selfish political scores.

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