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100 motorcyclists jailed in Sokoto for violating traffic rules

03 January 2015, 09:17

Sokoto - The Sokoto State Government security outfit, "Sokoto Marshals Corps’’, on Friday, said it had prosecuted more than 100 motorcyclists for violating traffic rules in Sokoto city and its environs in the last two months.

The Commandant of the outfit, ACP Sa'idu Madawaki, disclosed this at a news conference in Sokoto when he reviewed the outfit’s activities since it took off in November 2014.

He said the accused motorcyclists were prosecuted and convicted to various jail terms, adding that most of them were arrested for violating traffic lights, routes violation and related offences.

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He noted that "some of them were also arrested for assaulting our personnel operating along the various roundabouts and inter- sections in the city.’’

The commandant promised that officers of the corps would continue to work diligently to further sanitise the roads.

Madawaki commended the level of cooperation between the outfit and other security agencies in the state.

According to him, the corps has 2,300 personnel deployed to all the 23 local governments of the state.

He said "the 2,300 personnel are categorised into traffic, security and environmental marshals.

"These officers were given rigorous military training before their deployment in a bid to further secure the lives and property of Sokoto residents.’’ 



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