Endsars: Abuja Gridlock cries road users beg traffic police to return
Some road users in the FCT Federal Capital Territory have appealed to the territory’s traffic control staff to return to the rhythm of traffic, given the increasing congestion in the city due to their absence on the roads.
President of the Nigerian Road User Development Network Dr. John John Uket launched the call during a one-day national dialogue on road traffic management in Abuja.
Many agents have abandoned their strikes for personal safety reasons after thugs hijacked a peaceful #EndSARS protest.
Dr Uket noted that the renewed dire traffic situation in Abuja and Lagos was “the result of the absence of road traffic personnel from agencies such as the Federal Highway Traffic Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Police, LASTMA and others who left the streets unattended, fearing attacks due to the recent wave of unrest. “
Satisfying the families of the deceased security officials, Uket assured them that they would be safe in carrying out their duties.
He said: “We realized the need to reassure you of the public support that you always enjoyed before the protest.
“In the spirit of nationality and patriotism, we appeal to you with an appeal to let the past pass and open a new page in the history of our people.
“To all the traffic cops who still feel offended, we road users, both motorists and passengers, apologize for the actions of the criminals, as we hope these thugs will soon be brought to justice.”
He then condemned the arson by thugs of public facilities, especially public transport buses, and called for an investigation into the matter, although he instead advised the public to guard public facilities for their own benefit.
Comrade Iharo Attah, chairman of the Traffic Management Team of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, said his team remained in place during the #EndSARS protest until they were attacked by thugs. development that made agents think about their personal safety.
Iharo complained about the situation when thugs attacked traffic workers, and part of the audience encouraged them instead of urging them to stop the action, adding that “the agents are our brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers. and they have families, so he didn’t deserve such an attack. “
“We want to be on the road and do routine work. We don’t want to die. When people are angry with us, we get scared. The public must support us. “
Attah promised to report to PKT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello about urging road users to the traffic police to return to the streets, because “we all want to get to our destination on time, but not get stuck in traffic for several hours. “
Source: – Vanguard Attacks