This is to request the good public to please disregard the rumours circulating that there has been a casualty in the efforts an FCTA Task Team to restore sanity on Abuja roads and environs today, November 9, 2017.
Indeed, the true state of affairs is that two unauthorized vehicles were arrested during the routine operations of the Ministerial Joint Task Team on the Enforcement of the Ban and the Restriction of Unpainted Taxis, Unauthorized Vehicles and another sundry public nuisance in the FCT.
As result, it was reported that some touts attacked the members of the task team and were arrested. The arrested vehicles and persons are with the police currently undergoing further investigation. Calm has returned to the Wuse Market after the minor incident.
No doubt the rumour was spilled out by persons who thrive in illegalities to blackmail the task team. First, they said some one was shot and he died. When that could not stick, they brought out another blackmail chip of extortion.
The FCT Administration thanks members of the public for their understanding and support in the efforts of the Administration to ensure sanity our roads, check the use of illegal taxis, unauthorised parks and criminal activities especially in the ember months etc.
It solicits the partnership of residents in the activities of the Ministerial Joint Task Team on the Enforcement of the Ban and the Restriction of Unpainted Taxis and Unauthorized Vehicles and another sundry public nuisance within and around FCT.