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Niger Bans Commercial Motorcycles In Minna, Private Owners Allowed To Operate Betw 6am To 9pm Daily

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Niger State Government bans commercial motorcycles in Minna, private owners allowed to operate between 6am to 9pm daily.

It comes after the Government received security reports of how bandits use motorcycles to carryout criminal activities in the state.

Niger Bans Commercial Motorcycles In Minna, Private Owners Allowed To Operate Betw 6am To 9pm Daily - autojosh

Niger State has joined the list of States in Nigeria that are trying to eradicate the use of motorcycles after banning its use in the state capital, Minna.





The news was made known in a statement released by Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello on Wednesday. The statement also revealed the time limit for private owners to use their motorcycles

The statement read :

“Niger State Government has banned commercial motorcycles in Minna metropolis effective tomorrow 3rd June, 2021.

“This is coming after the State Government received security reports of how bandits use motorcycles to carryout criminal activities in the state.

“Niger state Government regrets any inconvenience this necessary decision may cause the residents of the state.”

“Private motorcycles will be allowed to operate between 6am to 9pm daily.”

This order followed an announcement by the Niger State Government on Tuesday that it is taking measures to ensure the LP release of abducted students of Tegina Islamic School.





A statement released on Tuesday by the Niger State Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berge, read :

“The Niger State Government is putting in measures to ensure the safe release of Islamic school children abducted by bandits in Tegina, Rafi Local Government.

“Giving update on the abduction to newsmen at the Government House, Minna, the state deputy Governor, Alhaji Anmed Mohammed Ketso, disclosed that the government was on the pursuit of the bandits and efforts are being put in place to identify the bandits.

“Ketso said that though the number of the kidnapped school children is not fully ascertained, however, efforts by security agencies to secure their release have been intensified.”





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