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Five Persons Injured in Abuja as Police Breaks Traffic Rule

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

A witness told NAN that the accident occurred on Sani Abacha barracks road involving a police vehicle’s driver. He said the driver of the police bullion van, “roforce” number NPF 2647D, Agada Daniel of the police FCT commands, allegedly drove against the traffic.

“The driver of the bullion van decided to take one way and with the rate 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 are staff of the Halogen security company in Area 3, FCT.

According to him, driving against the traffic has 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 NEMA team on rescue mission declined to answer question as he was busy evacuating the injured passengers. All efforts by NAN to reach the force PRO proved abortive.