Members of Tipper Drivers Association have blocked the River Niger Bridge also known as Head Bridge, over alleged N1,000 extortion by naval officers.
Emerging report indicates that the protest began in the early hours of Saturday after naval officers shot and destroyed the tyres of one of the tippers after the driver refused to bribe them.
The tipper drivers blocked the highway and the Head Bridge. And this prevented movement to and fro in the area, thereby causing a total shutdown of the road.
Speaking to newsmen, the President-General of Great Tipper Drivers Association, Ebuka Unekwe, revealed that the crisis started 3am on Saturday, following “incessant molestations and dehumanising treatment meted out on them by naval officers in the area.”
Unekwe also said that the extortion of N1,000 from the tipper drivers by the Navy began in March.