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Abuja-Lokoja highway closed as revenue officials kill tanker driver

The is confusion in Kogi State as the Abuja-Lokoja highway is completely locked down following the alleged killing of a tanker driver by the officials of the state revenue board.

According to an eyewitness, the revenue officials were said to have flagged down the truck driver which was coming from Maiduguri and heading to the South West at about 1:00a.m, early Wednesday morning.

His vehicle was said to have been impounded until he paid a revenue fee of N5,000.

This was said to have generated a heated argument between the truck driver and the revenue officials which later escalated to physical fight.

The eyewitness also said one of the revenue officials, who was said to be dead drunk, allegedly hit the tanker driver with an iron object, which led to the death of the driver.

This was said to have infuriated other truck drivers who, in a show of solidarity, parked their vehicles on the highway.

The revenue officials were said to have vanished into the bush.

Hundreds of motorists passing the highway are currently stranded as movement of vehicles had been halted.

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