Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has on announced the sacking of one of its personnel, Jamilu Gambo for allegedly bursting tyres of a trailer with knife in Kano state.
Gambo, according to statement by KAROTA’s spokesman, Nabilusi Kofar- Na’isa yesterday, the Managing Director of the agency, Baffa Babba Dan’agundi approved the sacking of the officer.
He said the personnel was fired following his unprofessional conduct at his duty post where he destroyed a trailer’s tyres as a result of argument between him and the driver of the vehicle.
The development, according to Nabilusi, forced the closure of the Kano-Hadejia road by rioting tanker drivers in solidarity to their member, causing traffic gridlock at the area.
The spokesman explained that the decision to sack the officer came after an emergency meeting with the State Commissioner of Police, where it was unanimously agreed that he should be relieved of his duties.
“The Managing Director Kano Road and Traffic Agency, Hon. Baffa Babba Dan’agundi appreciates the leadership of the NARTO Kano Branch for their quick intervention during the incidence who prevented him from mob action which would have resulted in his death and also the police for their role and assured anyone found wanting at his duty post would not be spared.
“On behalf of the Agency Baffa apologizes to the general public who’s movements were delayed as a result of the incidence.
“The Agency also wish to announce that the sacked officer has been handed over to the police for further investigation and made to pay for the damages caused on the driver’s vehicle,” said Nabilusi