BY OLORUNFERANMI ODOFIN
Social and commercial activities were on Tuesday paralyzed as Tippers and quarry owners blocked major roads in Akure, Ondo state capital to protest the alleged burning of a truck by angry commercial motorcyclists
The truck was on Friday May 7, 2021 burnt following an accident involving a motorcyclist and a truck parked along High court road in the state capital
Some of the roads blocked with trucks during the peaceful protest included, NEPA roundabout, A-Division, High court road, hospital road and the popular Oba Adesida road.
The situation made some residents to treck while car owners also parked by the roadsides following the distruption of traffic.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria, Chairman of the Association, Mr moyosola Abiodun said commercial motorcyclists usually burnt down vehicles involving accidents with them
A tipper driver, Mr Femi Afolabi explained that frequent burning of such costly vehicles could discourage the investors and in turn affect economy of the drivers.
The people therefore called on the State government to ensure that only trained and sensitized commercial motorcyclists were allowed to ply the roads.