21.1 C
Abuja

Insecurity: Benue govt restricts commercial motorcyclists

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement

THE BENUE State government has restricted the activities of commercial motorcyclists, also known as okada, in the state.

Following this decision, commercial motorcyclists would only be allowed to operate from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm till further notice.

A statement released on Wednesday by Nathaniel Ikyur, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said stiff penalties await anyone found flouting the order.


READ ALSO:

Ortom condemns arson attack on Benue APC chieftain’s house

Police detain sergeant in Benue for allegedly killing truck driver

Police arraign hunters who forcefully shaved residents’ hair in Benue

- Advertisement -

Benue: Consultants, others resign, shun new equipment at Makurdi FMC for overseas jobs 


The statement said Governor Samuel Ortom has mandated security agencies in the state to enforce the new regulation.

The directive followed the recent security alarm raised by the Nasarawa State government and reports of terrorist attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other parts of the country.

“The decision to restrict the activities of commercial motorcycles was aimed at nipping in the bud the resurgence of criminal elements suspected to be moving into the state.

“The security council also resolved that all heavy-duty vehicles coming into the state, with covered tarpaulins, would be searched at designated checkpoints along routes in and out of the state with the contents thoroughly checked before being allowed to pass,” the statement added.

Ortom however maintained that the earlier outright ban on the use of motorcycles in the Sankera axis comprising Katsina-Ala, Logo and Ukum local government areas subsists.

Banditry and terrorist attacks have escalated across Nigeria, leading to the death of 7,222 persons and abduction of 3,823 others in the past seven months, according to data from the Nigeria Security Report.

- Advertisement -

While Borno State, with 163 deaths,  recorded the highest number of fatalities in the period under review, Benue State followed closely with 90.

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

Train attack: Why lethal force was not used to rescue abducted passengers – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government refused to use lethal military force...

FG recovered 3.2bn looted funds in 14 months – AGF

THE Federal Government says it has recovered over N3.2 billion (£6,324,627.66) stolen from the...

Kenya Elections 2022: Tight race for Presidency

KENYA'S general election is yet to produce a winner of the presidential race after...

[ANALYSIS] Mapping the spread of Monkeypox

Following spikes in cases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States...

2023 census will boost security, national development – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said the national census scheduled for 2023 would boost Nigeria's...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement