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BREAKING: Protest rock Abuja as FCTA task force impounds motorcycles from operators 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 8 Aug 2022   ||   Nigeria,

Some commercial motorcycle operators in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday protested against the impounding of their motorcycles in the morning.
The task force of the Federal Capital Territory Administration had stormed the Goza area along the Airport road in Abuja to clamp down on the operators.
According to report, the operators blocked the road in protest and caused heavy traffic for motorists plying the road.
A commercial bus driver who pleaded anonymity said, “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.”
It was gathered that security operatives comprising the police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps had been deployed to the area.
The FCT Police Spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, confirmed that men from the command had been deployed to the area.
She said she had not been fully briefed on the matter.
However, the spokesperson for the Director of Road Traffic Services, Kalu Emetu, confirmed that the traffic on the road resulted from protests by the operators whose motorcycles were impounded.
He said, “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. ”


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