Panic Grips Abuja Residents As Chaotic Scenes Erupt at Airport Road

Panic Grips Abuja Residents As Chaotic Scenes Erupt at Airport Road

  • Residents of Abuja were put in a panic mode once again when another chaotic incident transpired along Airport Road
  • It was gathered a clash had erupted between the FCT taskforce operatives and commercial motorcyclists somewhere in Goza, a satellite town in Abuja
  • The clash was said to have occurred when the commercial motorcyclists protested the seizure of their bikes by the taskforce operatives

FCT, Abuja - There was pandemonium amongst Abuja residents as several commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, on Monday, August 8 protested the seizure of their motorcycles by the Abuja task force team in Goza area along the Airport road.

Punch newspaper reported that their protest led to the disruption of activities and movement around the area which led to a serious traffic situation.

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Josephine Adeh
FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh confirmed that a team of officers was immediately deployed to the scene of the incident to restore normalcy. Photo: IPRA
Source: UGC

One of the eyewitnesses who preferred to be anonymous 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.”

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FCT police deploy team to restore order

Confirming the incident, the FCT police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh disclosed that a team of police officers had been deployed to the scene of the incident to arrest the situation.

She, however, noted that she has not gotten a grasp of what had transpired at the scene of the incident.

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Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the director of road traffic services, Kalu Emetu also confirmed the incident.

Mr. Emetu stated that the incident erupted when commercial motorcyclists trooped in their numbers to protest the seizure of their motorbikes by operatives of the FCT taskforce.

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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The attack by the terrorists caused fear among members of the area including a resident who said that they hid in the bush during the attack.

According to the resident they were in the bush until a long stretch of military troops arrived to clear the area.

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The monetary gift was handed to the Abraham family by the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi.

Audi said the money is in fulfillment of his promise to ensure that necessary compensation is given to the family of the IC who was killed during an attack in Kuje prison facility in due time.


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