Some road users in the Federal Capital Territory FCT have appealed to traffic management personnel in the territory to return to their beats, following the growing traffic gridlock in the city due to their absence on the roads.
President, Road Users Development Network of Nigeria, Mr. John Uket made the appeal during a one-day national dialogue on traffic management in Abuja.
The operatives had abandoned their beats in consideration of their personal safety after hoodlums hijacked peaceful #EndSARS protest.
While he condoled with families of deceased security operatives, Uket assured the officials of their safety in the line of duty.
He condemned the burning of public facilities by the hoodlums, particularly mass transit buses and called for investigation into the matter, even as he advised the public to rather safeguard public facilities in their own interest.
Chairman, Federal Capital Territory Administration Traffic Management Team, Comrade Ikharo Attah, revealed that his team remained on their beats during the #EndSARS protest until it was highjacked by hoodlums, a development which forced the operatives to consider their own personal safety.
Ikharo bemoaned a situation where traffic personnel were attacked by hoodlums and a section of the public were cheering them on, instead of appealing to them to stop the act.