Normalcy has been restored to the streets of Abuja after a protest Wednesday.The protest broke out following a reported clash between security task force members and taxi drivers.
The protest caused heavy traffic hold-up as roads were blocked.The protesters were visibly angry over the alleged shooting of a taxi driver by a task force members.
Many commuters said they had to avoid Berger round about area as the protesters took over the roads.
While addressing the matter later in the day, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri J. Manzah said “The FCT Police Command wishes to assure members of the Public that normalcy has been restored at Wuse and its environs following a misunderstanding that broke out between operatives of the Directorate of Road Transport Services (VIO) Taskforce and cab operators close to Wuse market.
“While the Command reiterates its commitment to protect lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory, members of the public are advised to always follow the right channel in expressing their grievances instead of resorting to self-help and causing damage to property.
“Contrary to speculations making the rounds, members of the public should note that no life was lost nor was anybody injured from the fracas and the situation has been brought under control. It is also pertinent to state that some hoodlums who were trying to take advantage of the false rumour to cause problem in FCT have been arrested and investigation is in progress.
The Command enjoined residents to go about their lawful businesses as adequate security measures have been deployed by the Command to protect lives and property in the territory.