COVID-19: UNN students travelling home stranded at Nsukka motor-parks

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Some students from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) travelling home following the closure of the university over the spread of the coronavirus are stranded in some motor- parks in Nsukka Town.

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Some of the students who spoke to journalists in Nsukka on Monday said they have stayed between two and three hours in the park without seeing any bus to board.

Chinanye Udengu from the department of economics, who was travelling to Oko in Anambra state, said she has stayed up to three hours without seeing a bus to board.

“What we are told by those working here is that we should wait as the bus will soon come. My concern is that more passengers are joining us and the queue is getting longer,” she said.

Maurice Nduka of the department of public administration going to Owerri, the Imo state capital and says he has waited for over two hours, but no bus to board.

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“When I came and saw a long queue of passengers, I suspected the transport company does not have enough buses. If I had boarded a bus the very moment I came, by now I would have been closer to Owerri.

“My only happiness is that there is no increase in transport fare; what they are collecting before from Nsukka to Owerri is still the same amount now,” he said.

Peter Adango, who is travelling to Yenegoa the Bayelsa state capital, said he has spent one and half hours at the park waiting for a bus to board.

Adango said he would board a bus going to Port -Harcourt since there is no straight bus to Yenegoa, adding that in Port- Harcourt, he would enter another bus to Yenegoa.

A manager of one of the motor parks in Nsukka town, who pleaded anonymity, said he was making frantic efforts to provide buses that would take the students to their various destinations.

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