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Motorists, Passengers Stranded on Flood-ravaged Kogi Highway

A torrential weeks-long flooding has trapped passengers and drivers journeying through Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State.

The flooding, WikkiTimes learnt, had submerged a number of houses across the state.

A source who spoke to our correspondent disclosed that road users were going through hardship on the flood-ravaged road.

“People buy whatever they could feed on, but the water they sell on the road is unclean,” he said.

According to him, a lot of trailers carrying goods have fallen into the water and some of them could not be found. 

Locals told WikkiTimes that the overflowing of the River Niger and Benue confluence is worsening the flooding.

In a 2-minute video clip obtained by this paper, a stranded truck driver could be seen lamenting that he had spent eight days on the road from Owerri.

Presently now, I get 8 days en route from Oweri-Lokaja road. Night no sleep, morning and every time. I never reach Abuja,” the truck-driver said in Pidgin.

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