The Issele – Asaba junction on the Asaba -Benin Expressway was on Friday blocked by Fulani herdsmen who were protesting the killing of the driver of a truck conveying cattle on Thursday night .
A truck driver , Adamu Adamu , was allegedly killed at Issele – Azagba junction by revenue collectors who immediately disappeared from the area after the incident .
The herdsmen , who were said to have carried out the protest from 9 : 15 am to 12 . 58 pm, used heavy – duty vehicles to block both lanes of the expressway.
They also blocked the Ogwashi- Uku Polytechnic junction . The gridlock that resulted from the protest stretched to several kilometres on both sides of the road .
The leader of the protesters , Alhaji Musa Jeje , said they had protested to the authorities about the extortion on the road , especially the spot where Adamu was killed .
The Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya , described the incident as a case of manslaughter.