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Police Probe Destruction of Security Posts at Zuba

The FCT Police Command sternly condemns the unfortunate activities of some hoodlums in the early hours of Thursday that resulted in the obstruction of vehicular movement, vandalising and burning down of observation posts belonging to the Police and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) at Zuba, Federal Capital Territory.

On 23rd May, 2019 at about 0800hrs one motorcyclist identified as Salisu Hamidu ‘m’ 32 years riding his motorcycle on high speed, in an attempt to manoeuvre his way through vehicles parked by police officers on stop and check duties, swerved his bike into an oncoming car, that is yet to be identified, and was knocked down leaving him with some injuries.

When notified about the incident, policemen who mobilised to the scene in collaboration with some sympathizers moved the victim to a nearby hospital where he is currently receiving medical attention.

Meanwhile, some miscreants took advantage of the situation to attack police operatives on their legitimate duty and set observation posts belonging to the Police and FRSC on fire; as a result of which four vehicles parked within the premises were also burnt.

The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Bala Ciroma who in company of some senior Police officers visited the scene of incident at about 0930hrs to assess the situation and ensure normalcy was restored to the area, has ordered discreet investigation that will lead to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the heinous act to serve as a deterrent to others.

The road has since been opened for vehicular movement and members of the public are enjoined to go about their legitimate activities as calm has been restored to the vicinity.

DSP Anjuguri Manzah
Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commissioner of Police,
FCT Police Command,
Abuja