The Jigawa State Government has restricted the movement of motorcycles from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am in all the 27 Local Government Areas over the rising insecurity in the state.
The state Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Bala Chamo, disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview with journalists in Dutse.
Chamo, who is also the chairman of Dutse Local Government Council, said that the measure was taken after the state’s Security Council observed the increasing number of security threats and decided to take steps to curtail them.
“Most of the attacks we recorded in the state are being carried out using the motorcycles by the attackers,” he said.
“The abductors who recently kidnapped one traditional titleholder in Taura, a renowned businessman in Zango in Miga local government and several other places in recent times in the state were found using bikes.
“The ban has become imperative to checkmate the activities of criminals terrorizing some parts of the state.
“Considering the present security issue, there is a need to gear up security measures from the state down to our local level as we are recording several security concerns”.
Chamo also noted that commercial motorcycle riders in the state were duly informed through their leadership, warning that anybody found violating the new order would face the wrath of the law as all security agencies were directed to ensure total compliance in all the nooks and crannies of the state.
According to him, the new order which would take effect from September 9 across the 27 local government areas would involve both private and commercial motorcycles.