Insecurity: Akwa Ibom restricts motorcycle operations



Akwa Ibom State Government has announced restriction on the movement of motorcycles in the state from 10pm to 6am daily.

This was contained in statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, made available to newsmen on Saturday.

The statement titled, ‘Restriction of Use of Motorcycles (10PM-6AM)’, said the restriction is statewide and covered all types of motorcycles including power bikes.

It partly read, “The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has directed as follows; that the use of motorcycles from 10pm till 6am is hereby banned. That this restriction covers all types of motorcycles without exception (power bikes inclusive); that this ban which takes effect immediately, is daily and statewide.”

While regretting the inconveniences the decision may cause law-abiding citizens, the statement further directed security agencies to strictly enforce this directive as it was taken in the overall interest of the security of lives and property.



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