7, 000 motorcycles stolen during #EndSARS recovered.
Mr Wadata Bodinga, the Director, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Directorate of Road Transport Services (DRTS), says it has recovered more than 7,000 motorcycles stolen from the directorate during #End SARS protest.
Bodinga said during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the motorcycles were those seized within Abuja for illegal operation.
He said the hoodlums, however, bugled and looted seized motorcycles from DRTS Auto Pound in Gosa area of the territory during the protest.
An auto pound is used to store vehicles that have been impounded, used in a commission of a crime, involved in an accident and stolen vehicles, among others.
“We are sure some of the motorcycles were being looted and we will continue to do our work to keep them at bay.
“From those arrested, we are optimistic that those that were looted were the ones brought back into the city so we are re-arresting them and we are doing it in synergy with other security agencies,” he said.
He further said that the illegal operation of commercial motorcycles in the FCT had become a matter of concern to the agency, FCT Administration and security agencies.
“They keep on coming into the city and this is a major concern and not only to the administration but to all security agencies, so we are doing a synergistic approach to find out how we can enforce the restrictions.
“We keep on arresting them and when you pass-by you will think nothing has been done.
“We are not relenting as we will continue to do our best and make sure all who violate the law will be brought to justice,” he said.