5 injured as police violates traffic rule in Abuja

No fewer than five persons were seriously injured on Monday, in an accident that occurred when a police bullion van driver broke traffic regulation.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident occurred on Sani Abacha Barracks Road.

He said the driver of the police bullion van, “proforce’’ number NPF 2647D, Agada Daniel of the Police FCT command, allegedly drove against the traffic.

“The driver of the bullion van decided to take one way and with the level of his speed, it rammed into an Abuja painted taxi, marked Kaduna, DKA 601XA.

“As a result of the speed, the driver collided with the oncoming vehicle; another painted taxi driver,’’ he said.

He said four of the injured were staff of Halogen security company at Area 3, FCT.

According to him, driving against the traffic had become norms for the police and the military, mostly on Maraba axis.

“It is so unfortunate that the law makers are the law breakers in this country,’’ he noted.

A leader of National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) team, on rescue mission, declined to answer questions, as he was busy evacuating the injured passengers.

All efforts by NAN to reach the force PRO proved abortive.

NAN called FCT police command spokesperson more than five times and even sent voice and text messages to him enquiring details, but there was no response from him.