Transport along the Isebania- Sirare road was brought to a stand still for the better part of Sunday as locals protesting over insecurity engaged officers in running battles.
The irate locals claim the spate of insecurity in the region has left scores dead with the latest being 3 businessmen who were gunned down by unknown assailants Sunday morning.
The demonstrators barricaded the highway and lit bonfires paralysing movement along the busy corridor.
Police officers at Isebania had hectic time containing the situation as locals seemed not to relent on the matter.
A special security meeting has been convened with the business community to restore tranquility with the town center.
Gunshots and teargas however continue to rent the airwaves with the security officers optimistic in repelling the rioters away from the town center.