Protest at Port Harcourt International Airport ends as normalcy returns

Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in Rivers State has for now become calm after members of Freight Forwarders Transport Association (FFTA) Saturday barricaded the road for several hours.

At the moment, the barricade at the airport has been removed while there is now a free flow of traffic on the Port Harcourt-Owerri road.

Members of the Association had blocked the road with their trailer trucks in protest against an attack on one of their members by security operatives at a checkpoint around the airport junction.

This happened on Friday night after an argument broke out between a security agent and the driver.

It was the intervention of Samuel Nwanosike, the Ikwerre local government Chairman, which compelled members of the Association to open the roads.

Idris Ali, the Chairman of FFTA, in an interview lamented the continued harassment of members by security operatives.

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He disclosed that the member who was attacked by the security agents have been taken to the hospital and is responding to treatment.

During the protest, the checkpoint and a makeshift settlement of security operatives were destroyed by angry protesters.

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