Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Hundreds of travellers in and out of the Delta State were stranded at the Asaba end of the River Niger bridge head following the enforcement of the closure of land borders by the state government.
Security agents were at the border points to ensure that no one entered the state, a situation that resulted in long queues of trucks, buses and cars on the Onitsha-Benin highway.
Some of the travellers who claimed ignorance of the directive that was issued last Thursday, expressed sadness that they could not continue their journeys onward or backward.
One of them who identified himself as James Orji, said he was going to Lagos from Owerri, Imo State.
Fuming with anger, a woman who simply gave her name as Theresa, said she was molested by a soldier while trying to cross from Asaba to Onitsha.
She explained that she crossed to Asaba from Onitsha around 6am on Sunday to buy garri using the sidewalk on the bridge.