By Sabiu Abdullahi
A task force inaugurated by FCT Minister Nyesom Wike recently made headlines as they seized and destroyed 470 motorcycles in a crackdown on illegal motorbike operations in various parts of Abuja.
The operation, which started at the popular car wash bus stop in Lugbe, extended through Gosa, Bill Clinton Drive, Trademore Estate, Lugbe Junction, and reached Kubwa and its surrounding areas.
According to eyewitnesses, chaos ensued when motorcyclists attempted to prevent their vehicles from being impounded.
The confrontation escalated into a violent clash between the operators and security operatives.
In a bid to evade arrest, the okada operators scattered in different directions, leading to a high-speed chase through the streets of Abuja.
The task force, determined to curb the menace of illegal motorcycle operations in the city, pursued the operators relentlessly.
As a result, 470 motorcycles were impounded during the operation. The seized vehicles were subsequently destroyed, marking a crackdown on unauthorised motorbike activities in the capital city.
Authorities have yet to comment on the incident, but it is clear that the task force’s actions are part of a broader effort to enforce regulations and enhance security in the FCT.
The clash serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in maintaining order while dealing with those engaged in illegal activities on the city’s streets.