Reporter : UCHE NDEKE
Residents and motorists in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Monday witnessed heavy traffic within the city.
The situation forced people to trek several kilometers before arriving at their destinations.
It also caused tension and panic among the people, who said they were not aware of why all the roads would suddenly be blocked with barricades.
All the roads were blocked making it almost impossible for vehicles to drive through.
The situation was worst withing Amawbia Roundabout, Eke Awka Market, Correctional Centre (prison) and the police headquarters road.
Commuters, who could not bear the heat inside their commercial vehicles, had to get down and trekked some kilometers before boarding another bus.
Some of them, who were visibly angry with the development, told Radio Nigeria that they walked from Amawbia roundabout to Eke Awka and Ziks Avenue due to the development.
They appealed to security agencies and the government to always consider the plight of the masses whenever they were redirecting vehicular and human movements.
Investigation by Radio Nigeria revealed that the blocking of the roads within the area might not be unconnected to the recent security development in Imo State capital,
Owerri and other neighboring states.