Breaking News: FG Bans Sales Of Motorcycle Over Banditory And Insecurity
The Niger Government has banned the sale of motorcycles in the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, who announced this in a statement on Saturday, said the decision followed the incessant security challenges in some parts of the State and the demands of motorcycles as ransom by bandits and kidnappers.
“The State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has directed the immediate ban on the sales of motorcycles across the State,” the statement read in part.
According to Matane, the category of motorcycles affected by the ban includes any motorcycles (Bajaj, Boxer, Qiujeng, Honda ACE, Jingchen, etc) with engine capacity from 185 Cubic Centimetres (cc).
The SSG further explained that the state government rolled out this additional measure, which is aimed at reducing the activities of criminals in the State.
He stated that the government is worried by the degree of carnage and pandemonium bandits and kidnappers were causing to some parts of the state and reiterated its continued determination to rid the state of any security threat.
According to the SSG, “Government is aware of the inconveniences the measure would cause the people, but the decision was taken in the overall interest of the state and appealed to the dealers of motorcycles across the state to cooperate with the directive.”
In a similar vein, the SSG reaffirmed that the activities of commercial motorcycle riders at illegal garages remain banned in Minna metropolis.