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At least four suspects have been arrested in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory and 21 cars impounded over illegal car races and other similar offences.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the suspects were arrested and the cars impounded under the enforcement of Regulation 228 of the Road Traffic Act on the prohibition of illegal car races and other similar offences.

Adeh said the enforcement team, led by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Babaji Sunday, arrested and impounded the cars on Sunday.

The PPRO said the suspects were arrested around Muhammadu Buhari Way by Nicon Insurance Area, where they converged for business as usual.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the FCT Police Command on Thursday ordered full enforcement of the prohibition of all kinds of car and speed races in the territory.

The CP directed all the Divisional Police Officers and their supervisory Area Commanders to ensure full enforcement of the prohibition in their respective Areas of Responsibility.

The order followed public outcry on the menace of recklessness, risk to lives and damages to personal property as well as critical national infrastructure caused by car and speed races.

Illegal car racing, acceleration contests, speed competitions or test of physical endurance, among others had posed hardship in traffic navigation for road users in the FCT.

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