The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the police, and other security agencies have begun ‘Operation RAID’ to rid the Federal Capital Territory of unlicensed Okada and Keke riders.
The FRSC said the operation would focus on recalcitrant road traffic offenders in the nation’s capital city.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Samuel Ochi, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja.
“We know that many of the motorcycles and tricycle riders did not register their Keke Napep and bikes properly and thereby indulge in activities that could threaten the security of FCT,” he stated.
Mr Ochi explained that the operation was to ensure that all offenders committing traffic offences such as overloading, driving against traffic, beating of the traffic light, among others, were brought to book.
He explained that recalcitrant offenders were people previously arrested for the same offences several times but were not willing to change.
“We have started an operation that is targeted at recalcitrant riders and motorbikes on the outskirts of Abuja.
“This is called ‘Operation RAID’, and it will run through the month of May. It will be enforced on all forms of recklessness, including those that are not properly licensed and those without number plates,” added the FRSC sector commander.
Mr Ochi added that the corps was working in collaboration with other sister agencies of the government to ensure total enforcement and enlightenment of motorists.
He said that FRSC would continue to adopt new strategies to have a safe motoring environment for everyone.