The Ministerial Task Team on the free flow of traffic across the Federal capital Territory (FCT) has impounded 79 rams from roadside traders along the popular Dutse Alhaji market in Bwari Area council.
The sellers had moved the rams into the premises of Federal civil service Colleagues located along the outer northern expressway (Kubwa Road).
The Chairman of the Task Force Team, Ikharo Attahs said that the decision to impound the rams followed seven days of sustained pleading with the sellers to relocate from the site.
He said that the operation was led by the Kaka Bello of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB).
“The team was shocked to observe that an illegal mini Abattoir was established within the institute back premises where rams were slaughtered and roasted for Buyers.”
Attah said that the ram traders were insisting that the market has been there for long and that they needed much time to move the herds to more appropriate place for business.
He warned the managers of markets in the Federal Capital not to allocate car parks to traders for purpose of selling thus forcing buyers to park along the road and cause severe traffic gridlock.