CITIZENS COMPASS– MEN of the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA, on Wednesday, crushed no fewer than 356 motorcycles impounded in the area.
This came after the activities of commercial motorcycles were restricted in some parts on Abuja.
Despite this, some defiant riders continued operations which brought about massive raids in Guzape and Durumi districts, Airport Roadad-Lugbe and Kubwa were supported by defence and security forces.
Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Attah Ikharo said the Minister is worried about the flagrant attitude of the operators who violate traffic rules.
He said the administration only allowed them to operate in interior villages and estates, where possible, but they have continued to violate the restrictions with arrogance and incessant violent attacks on enforcement officers.
“This operation is a signature project and a decision of the FCTA Security Committee. They agreed that we should go back to massive enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles in the Federal Capital City as well as some strategic locations, like the airport road and Kubwa where they have become a big threat to the people.
“We have brought the 356 motorcycles here in Area 1 for immediate crushing because the menace cannot continue. We have gotten complaints daily about Okada riders across the city.”