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FCTA Raids Okada Hotspots In Durumi, Lubge

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has confiscated and crushed over 200 motorcycles of some defaulting riders in Durumi, FHA Lugbe and Piwoyi Communities in Abuja.

The Joint Enforcement Task team also raided and nabbed some recalcitrant operators at the Lokogoma roundabout, constituting environmental and security threats to lives and property in the nation’s Capital.

Declaring war against adamant motorcycle riders at Durumi II opposite Living Faith Church, in Abuja, the Secretary, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, said lawlessness would not be tolerated by Government .

“This is a developing city that is guided by planned policies of government, which we must not allow any lawless person to set backward. The FCTA will now be more determined than before, because of the security and maintenance of the plan of the city, so we can have a good city that all Nigerians will be proud of. On behalf of the FCTA, let me re-echo that we will never watch people, who do not have respect for the law to overshadow the good citizens” Candido Warned.

Also speaking, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, Comrade Ikharo Attah, pointed out that the issue of Okada is more of a security threat than commercial or transportation problem in the Territory.

Attah, hinted that one of the newly recruited male officers of the DRTS “between 25-30 years old” was brutally killed by okada operators that attacked the officers, after a raid at Area 3.

“just three weeks ago around the same area, one of the personnel from DRTS was stabbed and killed by the Okada riders… “one of us was badly injured in the neck, but thank God he is stable and recuperating”.Attah Said.

“just three weeks ago around the same area, one personnel from DRTS was stabbed and killed by the Okada riders, one of us was badly injured in the neck.
We are assuring that we would keep putting in our best to ensure that this city is very safe. Durumi Okada riders are very notorious, and their activities are prohibited …and the Minister is extremely grateful to all agencies involved in the exercise”

The Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services,(popularly know as VIO) Abdullateef Bello disclosed that the service confiscated and crushed about two hundred motorcycles to serve as a deterrence to others especially the recalcitrant operators.

He explained that the exercise was in line with a policy that prohibited their operation within the nation’s capital city since 2006.

By Remi Johnson,Edited by Grace Namiji

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