There was palpable tension at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, on Monday morning following a protest by the taxi drivers in the FCT over alleged illegal activities of Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO)
The protesters alleged that the officials of the VIO have continued to harass and collect illegal fees from them.
According to some of the drivers who pleaded anonymity, the Union leaders are preventing taxi drivers from operating by stopping their vehicles and telling their passengers to alight.
At the time of filing this report, the spokespersom of the the FCT Police Command, Maryian Yusuf, could not be reached to comment on the development.
More details later.