The Joint Task Force Team of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has impounded and crushed no fewer than 400 commercial motorcycles for operating illegally in Abuja capital city.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the motorcycles were impounded at strategic spots which the motorcyclists use as their routes for operations.
The areas included Kpaduma II, Asokoro Extension, Galadimawa by Primary School, Gudu market, Kabusa junction and Apo mechanic village.
The Director of the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Abdulateef Bello, said that the operation was part of ongoing efforts to take commercial motorcycles and tricycle operators off Abuja roads.
According to him, the operation was in line with the matching order by the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, to ensure sanity on Abuja roads.
Bello said that the DRTS has been working hard to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycle operations within Abuja metropolis since 2006.
He said that the operators kept returning to the roads, saying that the FCTA has declared zero tolerance for illegal operations of commercial motorcycles.
Earlier, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, Garba Haruna, said that the exercise was a sign that the law on motorcycle ban was still in force.