Ban On Motorcycles To Be Lifted In Yobe

 By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

The Yobe state government has said that it would soon lift the ban on motorcycles imposed on major cities because of the activities of Boko Haram terrorists.

The disclosure was made in a statement by Abdullahi Bego, the special adviser on Press Affairs and Information to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, who said that the state government was considering lifting the ban in major cities and towns in the state to allow for single individuals to ride motorcycles again.

“A statement will be issued to this effect very soon after the completion of a review currently being undertaken by security agencies in the State,” the governor’s aide stated.



    He also announced the re-opening of part of Mai Idrissa Way, along Divisional Police Office in Potiskum, which was closed due to the security situation.

    The re – opening of the road, he said, is with immediate effect, adding that that members of the public and motorists can now use the road while shop owners too can open for business.

    Bego said that governor Gaidam approved the re – opening of the road after a meeting with heads of security agencies in the state and also in view of the improving security situation in the state.

    However, he urged the people of the state to continue to be vigilant and security conscious, assuring that the federal government was doing all that is possible to deal with the insurgency ravaging the North east.



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