About 100 vehicles, 36 motorcycles and 8 tricycles have been impounded in Kaduna State. impounds
The Kaduna State joint security outfit, Operation Yaki, impounded the vehicles for violating the night-time curfew imposed by the State Government.
All the owners of the vehicles and motorcycles were charged to the mobile court to face prosecution. This is according to SP Bala Kassim, the officer in charge of the outfit.
He said “you would recall that Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i on Tuesday announced the ease of lockdown in the State, which now allows movement in the afternoon and also intra-state travel. But the Governor stated clearly that, there is curfew between 8pm and 5 am.
“It is, however, disheartening that some residents of the State have consistently violated the curfew order. So, on Thursday, a combined team of Police, Air Force, Civil Defence, DSS, KADVS, KASTLEA and FRSC were out. They came out to enforce the curfew order. That day, no arrest was made, because we chose that day to remind the people that, there is night-time curfew.
“Yesterday (Friday), went out again at about 8:45 pm and we arrested violators. About 100 vehicles, 36 motorcycles and eight tricycles, popularly known as Keke NAPEP were arrested.
“In the course of the operation, those on essential services, like medical practitioners and others were allowed to go. Others, meanwhile have been charged to the mobile court situated within the vicinity.
“The State Government brought the mobile court to the premises of the operation Yaki in order to make things easy for the magistrate and her team.” He said.
The Operation Yaki Commander who is the leader of the operation reiterated that he will ensure the full enforcement of the curfew order and not hesitate to arrest whoever violates the order.