Potholes and lane diversions are responsible for increased accidents as bandits take advantage of the slow pace of construction work on the Abuja-Kaduna highway to attack commuters, Daily Trust reports.
Passengers and drivers who spoke to our correspondents lamented that most of the kidnapping incidents recorded along the road could not be amplified by the media because they affect ordinary persons as prominent personalities no longer patronize the road since they now use the train to travel between Abuja and Kaduna.
The 375-kilometer Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway is one of the busiest roads in the country linking many towns and villages.
The terrible state of the road was dualized in the 1980s by the IBB administration but the activities of criminals had forced those that have the means to boycott the road while it continued to claim many lives, especially of the poor in recent years.
Commuters plying the route found succor following the commencement of daily train services between the two cities in 2018 after President Muhammadu Buhari officially inaugurated the Abuja-Kaduna train in 2016.