Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Motorcycle, tricycle operators fully comply to ban in Sokoto

There has been full compliance with the ban placed on commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators in Sokoto metropolis.

The investigation carried out by a Vanguard correspondent overnight, showed that all the cyclists stayed off the roads in the state capital as ordered by the state government and enforced by the police.

The Nigeria police in Sokoto had earlier on Monday afternoon announced the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators in the state not to operate beyond 11:00pm daily.

The ban was announced in a press statement signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar the Police Public Relations Officer of the command on behalf the police commissioner Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje.


According to the State Police Command, the ban is in line with “sustaining the concerted efforts of the Command in combating armed robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities.

It further stated that “All tea vendors popularly referred to as ‘ _mai shayi_ ‘ are to shut down businesses for the day from 11pm to 6am

Vanguard correspondent visited relaxation spots, drinking bars, Mai Shayi joints {Tea vendors) suya joints and other dark spots in the metropolis and observed a high level of compliance to the police order.

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