The Nigerian Army has banned the operation of motorcycles within seven states in the North. They are Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Kebbi and Niger states. The army said this, through its acting spokesman Col. Sagir Musa.
They cautioned expressly that anyone caught using motorcycles within these areas will be taken for an armed bandit, criminal and kidnapper. They said the decision was taken because of its observations that motorcycles were being used by armed bandits, kidnappers, criminal elements and their collaborators to perpetrate grievous crimes especially in the states within the North West geopolitical zone of the country.
They begged the public to comply with the law, though it might cause some inconveniences to some law-abiding citizens in the area, the need to use all means possible to stop the dastardly activities of these bandits across the North West part of Nigeria needs no emphasis.
The general public, particularly in the North West and some parts of North Central in Nigeria where Exercise Harbin Kunama III is ongoing are enjoined to bear with the NA, as concerted efforts are being made to combat the insecurity menace ongoing within the area.
The Nigerian army reiterated that the use of motorcycles remain banned within the forest areas in Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger states. And anyone caught using motorcycles within the named areas will be taken for an armed bandit, criminal and kidnapper with dire consequences.
They further urged the state Governments to disseminate
information the ban on the use of
motorcycles in the named areas and enforce the ban in conjunction with the