By: Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja – In advancement of its efforts at reducing the murderous exercises of armed bandits and kidnappers in Northern states, the Nigerian Army under its Exercise Harbin Kunama 111 has prohibited the utilization of motorcycles in 7 conditions of the North taking note of that culprit of these criminal demonstrations utilized the Okada.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burtai (L), inspecting Guard of
Honour, during the inauguration of the Nigerian Army Vehicle
Manufacturing Company (NAVMC)
A statement titled ‘Enforcement of Ban on the use of Motorcycles in Ex-Harbin Kunama Area of Responsibility’, signed by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations made the disclosure in Abuja on Sunday.
It stated, “The Nigerian Army (NA) after some time has watched the use of motorcycles by armed bandits, kidnappers, criminal elements and their collaborators as empowering influences to execute their appalling violations particularly in the states inside the northwest geopolitical zone of the nation.
“This informed the choice and order to ban the use of bikes inside the hinterland especially around the Forests where the equipped scoundrels, culprits, and hijackers rest and all around where troops are leading tasks to close by other security offices.
“While this may 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, especially in the North West and a few pieces of North Central in Nigeria where Ex Harbin Kunama is progressing are ordered to shoulder with the NA as deliberate endeavors are being made to battle the uncertainty hazard continuous inside the area
“In this savvy, it is thus repeated that the use of bikes stays restricted inside the timberland zones in Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and the Niger States. ”
Anybody found utilizing bikes inside the named regions will be taken for an armed bandit, criminal and kidnapper with dire consequences
“The respective State Governments are urged to please disseminate the ban on the use of bikes in the named zones and implement the ban related to the Security Agencies”.