Violence broke out after soldiers and policemen attached to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) tried to serve the Road Safety Office in Wuse 7 a violation notice. The police officers and soldiers attached to the AEBP officials allegedly assaulted a female Road Safety Marshal in the process, leading to confrontation.
The AEPB task force members denied assaulting the Road Safety personnel, saying they were resisted from sealing the Road Safety office as ordered by a magistrate’s court.
During the fight, a soldier was reportedly wounded and a civilian staff of the AEPB was ‘taken hostage” by the Road Safety marshals, in turn soldiers and police officers who were part of the AEPB team seized a Road Safety officer.
It was learnt that a female legal officer at AEPB, Esther Isaac, who led the team to enforce the court order against FRSC, sustained injuries.