Written by Sarah NEGEDU

One critically injured, as Okadaoperator stabs traffic enforcer in Apo

A member of the joint FCTA Transportation/Traffic enforcement team is currently fighting for his life following stab wounds he sustained during a raid on commercial motorcyclists.

The victim, Danladi Ibrahim, was said to have been fatally stabbed during the raid on Okada riders at Apo area in Gudu district where the operations of commercial motorcycles remains highly prohibited.

The chairman of the FCT Ministerial Task Team on Traffic Free Flow, Ikharo Attah, who condemned the attack, described it as heinous act that has left the victim battling for his life.

Describing how the attack was carried out the chairman said, “After Ibrahim and his team confiscated a commercial, unknowingly to them some angry car wash operators rush to confront them and attempted to free the Okada.

“In the cause of ensuing argument, the Okada rider brought out a knife from his pocket and stabbed him on the chest. He immediately left with the motorcycles while, those who came to defend him fled and abandoned their businesses after his action.”

The chairman, however, assured that the FCT administration is doing everything possible to ensure that Ibrahim gets the best of treatment, even as he noted that manhunt for Okada operator and those who aided him to resist arrest is still on.

Attah appealed to commercial motorcycles operators to limit themselves to areas where they are allowed to operate by the transportation master plan of the Federal capital Territory.

He also called on residents to stop defending law breakers and join hands with government to develop Abuja, in line with the dreams and aspirations of its founding fathers.

 

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