Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has directed the immediate withdrawal of AMAC Marshall Guards from all transport activities within the area council.
Candido gave the directive in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Mr Dayo Lawal, on Thursday, in Abuja.
The chairman said that decision was sequel to certain developments in the area council and in response to public interest.
Candido said that the guards had since been redeployed to continue with their statutory functions of assisting the conventional security agencies in ensuring a secured society.
He warned that any person or group of persons found in AMAC uniform or otherwise carrying out any transport activities is illegal and should be reported immediately
He said that the guards were now restricted to perform only functions related to their statutory roles.
The management of AMAC established its Marshall Guards as a special security outfit to complement the efforts of the conventional security agencies in combating crimes within the area council.
In the course of their operations, they were deployed to the streets to enforce traffic laws as it concern wrong parking and other traffic offences.