A task force recently commissioned by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike, has taken a resolute stance on enforcing regulations, resulting in the seizure and destruction of no fewer than 470 motorcycles in Abuja.
The operation, however, took a tumultuous turn as motorcyclists fiercely resisted the impoundment, leading to a violent clash with security operatives.
The task force’s operation unfolded during a raid that sent shockwaves through the city.
Security personnel engaged in a high-speed chase with motorcycle operators who sought to evade arrest, dispersing in various directions to avoid confiscation of their vehicles.
The enforcement exercise commenced at the Car Wash Bus Stop in Lugbe and continued through Gosa, Bill Clinton Drive, Trademore Estate, Lugbe Junction, as well as Kubwa and its environs. A total of 470 motorcycles were impounded during the operation.
The task force, appointed by Wike, was created to enforce regulations governing motorcycle operations in Abuja.
The crackdown was initiated to curb unlawful motorcycle activities and ensure safety on the roads.
The FCT Administration stated that the move by Wike’s task force underscores the importance of adhering to regulations to maintain safety and order on the city’s roads.