NSCDC To Arrest NURTW Members, Agbero, Others For Doing This

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has said that it would arrest members of National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW), popularly called ‘Agbero’ who cause problems at motor parks and other locations.

NSCDC further stated that it has directed the 25 (twenty five) Divisional Officers (DO) and Squadron Commanders in the state to apprehend any Agbero or illegal gangs raising dust on the road.

The state Commandant of NSCDC, Akinsanya Iskilu Abiodun disclosed this in a statement on March 21, 2022.

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The commandant who made the statement through the state’s command Public Relations Officer, Emeka Peters Okwechime explained that the command could no longer entertain the misconducts of most of the NURTW members.

Emeke Okwechime complained that the ‘Agberos’, ‘Touts’ have always intimidated and harassed motorists to the point of impounding their vehicles.

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He added that the act of infringing the fundamental human rights of the poor road users can no longer be condoled in the state, while insisting that there should be free movement of goods and services.

Hear him: “The Agberos go as far as hundred meters away from their motor parks to carry out their nefarious and notorious act of harassing innocent citizens and motorist plying their trades at the motor parks.

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“We therefore call on the leaders of transport Union/workers to as a matter of urgent public importance withdraw all legal/illegal transport workers from along all the roads in the state back inside the government approved motor parks’.

“The State Commandant Akinsanya Iskilu Abiodun in the Strength of Section 3, sub section 1(a) of the NSCDC Act empowers the NSCDC in maintaining peace and order across the nation, therefore placed the 25 Divisional Officers and all Squadron Commanders on red alert towards this backdrop:.

“Any transport Union/worker operating outside government approved parks are criminals and will be treated as such if caught,” he warned.

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