Inspector General of Police to arrest Unregistered, Unpainted Cab Drivers After two Weeks.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has issued a two-weeks ultimatum to unpainted taxi drivers in the federal capital territory, FCT, as well as unregistered taxi drivers across the country to comply with the law or face its wrath.

Arase made this known during a courtesy visit to the president of the National Union of Road Transport Workers – NURTW, Najeem Yasin and the chairmen and secretaries of the 36 states and the FCT to the force headquarters, saying, insurgents take lead of such elements.

The police boss stated that although the major parks were now equipped with barricades, the presence of the unpainted and unregistered taxi could give the terrorists the loophole they could capitalize on.

He said, some of the major face-offs between the police and members of the union always take place on the roads when the drivers are requested to present their vehicle registration documents and they are unable to produce such.

Arase however affirmed that collaboration between the police and the NURTW was of utmost importance and could go a long way to avert some of the planned attacks carried out in motor parks by the insurgents.

Responding, Yasin, hailed the removal of road blocks by the IGP, and beckoned on the police to intensify patrols on the highways saying that it is the only way removal of road blocks would not be felt.


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