Hostilities as Police, soldiers clash with Road Safety officers in Abuja

An attempt by a group of Police and Soldiers attached to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to serve a notice of violation to the Federal Road Safety office in Wuse Zone 7, turned into a major scuffle on Wednesday.
According to Premium Times, the confrontation started after the security personnel accompanying AEBP officials allegedly assaulted a female Road Safety marshal, while carrying out the service, an allegation the men had since denied.
During the fisticuff, however a soldier was reportedly wounded and a civilian staff of the AEPB was “taken hostage” by the Road Safety marshals.
In turn, soldiers and policemen who were part of the AEPB team seized a Road Safety officer.
There is currently a stalemate over the release of the “hostages”, as neither party was willing to free the persons in their respective custodies first.
The Road Safety demanded that its personnel must be released first while soldiers stood their grounds that Road Safety should first release the seized civilian AEPB staff, whom they escorted to serve the notice.
There is currently serious traffic build up around the area.
Credits: Premium Times