By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT ministerial task team on traffic free flow has condemned yesterday’s unprovoked attack on its personnel by some roadside traders on the corridors of the busy Nyanya-Mararaba road.
It was gathered that the personnel attached to the Team, who were stationed 1am on Wednesday around the roadside to prevent trading came under attack by 7.30am when some traders came, who insisted on trading in the area.
While condemning the incident, during a chat with newsmen, Chairman of the Task Team, Comrade Ikharo Attah, said it was unwarranted assault on his men for doing their job.
According to him, “ a personnel from the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Sunday Adejo was badly beaten and injured by some traders who attacked him with sticks and other dangerous objects. Some of the traders were later arrested and are currently at the Nyanya police station.”
Attah therefore warned that such acts would not be tolerated as the FCT minister Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello remains committed to the free flow of traffic on the FCT stretch of the Abuja-Keffi road.
He equally called on those living around the market area, particularly by the roadside, to stop allocating front of their homes to traders who every Wednesday, carry out trading activities, thereby obstructing human and vehicular movement in the area.
The Chairman added that besides causing traffic congestion on the ever busy road, roadside trading also paint the area which is a gateway into the city in bad light