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In Abuja, the FCTA impounds and crushes 400 commercial motorcycles.



According to the commissioner, motorcycles are only permitted to operate in FCT suburbs.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration’s (FCTA) Joint Task Force Team confiscated and crushed 400 commercial motorcycles on Thursday for operating unlawfully in Abuja’s capital city.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the motorcycles were detained at crucial locations which motorcyclists utilise as their routes for operations.

Kpaduma II, Asokoro Extension, Galadimawa near Primary School, Gudu market, Kabusa junction, and Apo mechanic village were among the locations.

The operation, according to Abdulateef Bello, Director, FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), was part of ongoing efforts to remove commercial motorcycles and tricycle operators off Abuja roadways.

This, he said, was in line with the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike’s, order to ensure sanity on Abuja roads.

Since 2006, the DRTS has been working hard to enforce the restriction on commercial motorcycles and tricycle operations in Abuja, according to Bello.

He did, however, say that the operators kept returning to the roadways, and that the FCTA has declared zero tolerance for illicit commercial motorbike operations.

Earlier, Garba Haruna, the Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stated that the exercise was proof that the motorbike ban rule was still in effect.

“Residents of the Federal Capital Territory are aware that commercial motorcycles have been prohibited from entering the Federal Capital Territory since 2006.

“We decided to crush the impounded ones today to show that the city centre is not a safe haven for them,” Haruna explained.

According to the commissioner, motorcycles are only permitted to operate in FCT suburbs.

“There should be no motorcycles in the city centre,” he insisted.

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