Watch as hoodlums block airport road Abuja, stoning cars

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On Monday, hoodlums besieged one of the most important highways in Abuja, stoning cars and stopping vehicular movements from driving along the airport road, multiple eyewitnesses tell NewsWireNGR. 

“We were headed to the airport when we saw these young men with sticks and stones attacking the cars ahead of us; we had to park our vehicle when we noticed the attacks” – Idris Abdullahi, on his way to the airport, tells NewsWireNGR.

Abdullahi continued, “We missed our flight as the entire road was blocked, stopping vehicular movement; cars destroyed during the attacks; we are not sure those responsible for such a deadly attack on a major road like this in Abuja”.

Another sources say it was some aggrieved commercial motorcycle operators in the Federal Capital Territory protested against the impounding of their motorcycles on Monday morning. 

The task force of the Federal Capital Territory Administration had stormed the Goza area along the Airport road in Abuja to clamp down on the operators. 

The operators, it was gathered, blocked the road in protest and caused heavy traffic for motorists plying the road.

A commercial bus driver who pleaded anonymity said, “FCT taskforce went there to seize the motorcycles of those operating at the expressway. They have been warned to stop using the highway. But they still do, which was why the task force came. But they angrily blocked the road afterward.”

Security operatives comprising the police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps had been deployed to the area.

The FCT Police Spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, confirmed that men from the command had been deployed to the area. 

She said she had not been fully briefed on the matter.

However, the spokesperson for the Director of Road Traffic Services, Kalu Emetu, confirmed that the traffic on the road resulted from protests by the operators whose motorcycles were impounded. 

He said, “The task force went there to impound some of them. They organised themselves in protest, blocking the road. We have barricaded some areas to demarcate where they should go and not, but they still cross the barricade to enter the expressway. ”

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