During the eighties, it was fun to travel by road transportation but recently; it’s nightmare.
Abuja – Kaduna road has been declared as danger zone for travellers. Many would prefer to travel by train rather than by road including top government functionaries.
Lagos – Benin has now become the newest danger zone for travellers. Many people have lost their lives and several others kidnapped on that route. The recent episode was the assassination of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti.
When there are challenges, there’s always a way out. Apart from the use of Helicopters as directed by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the most efficient would be to award contracts to clear the bushes up to 200 meters from the highway.
Efforts should be geared towards the troubled spots to clear the bushes such that it could be visible and accessible to the security operatives.
Until this is done, the bandits would always operate and hide into the bush.