In Taraba: Policemen Kill Trailer Driver, Assistant Over N500 Bribe

Policemen in Taraba State have killed a trailer driver and his assistant. The killing of the trailer driver and his assistant was said to have followed their refusal to part with a N500 bribe demanded by the policemen at a roadblock.

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The roadblock was mounted on the Jalingo-Wukari Road. The incident occurred very close to Wukari, a competent source told The Eagle Online.

The men were reportedly shot dead on Sunday night.

Following the development, other trailer drivers are reported to have blocked the road, making it impassable.

Efforts by operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps to clear the road was said to have been met with stiff
resistance by the trailer drivers on Monday.

Most of the trailer drivers are said to be heading towards South East to deliver cows to markets in the zone. As at press time on Monday, the policemen were said to have disappeared from the scene, leaving a huge traffic on the road.