At least five persons were seriously injured on Monday in an accident that occurred when a police bullion van driver broke traffic regulation.
A source who witnessed the incident told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident occurred along Sani Abacha barracks road.
The source disclosed that the driver of the police bullion van, “roforce” number NPF 2647D, Agada Daniel of the police FCT commands, allegedly drove against the traffic.
His words: “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.’’
According to the eyewitness, four of the injured are staff of the Halogen security company in Area 3, FCT.
He added that driving against the traffic has become norms for the police and the military, mostly on Maraba axis.
“It is so unfortunate that the lawmakers are the law breakers in this Country,” he noted.
A leader of the 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.