Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State on Friday witnessed huge human and vehicular movement in the city as shoppers throng markets and other parts of the city to make purchase of what their family would need for the Christmas celebration.
Commercial transporters and loading bays were equally not left out as visitors and residents travelling for the Christmas celebration scramble for space in various motor parks and loading bays.
Some passengers and drivers were trapped in some parts of the city as motorists struggle for space on few motorable roads.
A visit to major markets including Ariaria International Market, Cemetery/Eziukwu, Shopping Center, Ahia Ohuru and among others reports that parents and guardians lamented high cost of perishable and non-perishable commodities which they said forced them to shoot above their budgets.
A tour of free zone in Ariaria International Market has it that a bag of rice which sold for N23,000 now sell for N26,000.