On Monday morning, a few irate commercial motorbike owners in the Federal Capital Territory demonstrated against the seizure of their vehicles.
In order to crack down on the operators, the task team of the Federal Capital Territory Administration attacked the Goza neighborhood along the Airport road in Abuja.
According to reports, the operators blocked the road in protest, which resulted in high traffic for drivers using the route.
An anonymous commercial bus driver stated, “FCT taskforce went there to seize the motorcycles of those operating at the expressway. They have been warned to stop using the highway. But they still do, which was why the task force came. But they angrily blocked the road afterward.”
According to information obtained by our journalist, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, the police, and other security personnel had been sent to the area.
Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Spokesperson, confirmed that men from the command had been sent to the area when called.
She said that the information provided to her was incomplete.
However, the Director of Road Traffic Services’ spokeswoman, Kalu Emetu, stated that the protests by the riders whose motorcycles were seized were the cause of the traffic on the road.
He stated: “The task force went there to impound some of them. They organised themselves in protest, blocking the road. We have barricaded some areas to demarcate where they should go and not, but they still cross the barricade to enter the expressway.”