Heavy traffic gridlock has hit Lokoja, and so severe that motorists and pedestrians are compelled to travel by canoe across communities.
Travellers from Lokoja to Ganaja, a small community by the capital and Ajaokuta are forced to ferry their vehicles to proceed on their journey.
Multitude of resident living around the bank of the rivers Niger and Benue in Lokoja have been rendered homeless, with the state government providing relief camp as river level continues to surge.
Other major roads such as; Abuja - Lokoja highway, at Muritala Muhammad Bridge, Jamata; along Banda road; and Serikinuma road are also cut off by the flooding that is now affecting about half the state capital. Roads mostly affected are those going to the South East from Lokoja where the water burst the banks of the River Niger and covered the entire road that both pedestrian and vehicular traffic came to a halt in the hip high flood.