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Abia State maintains ban on biking amid crime spate

05 August 2015, 08:33Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The Abia State has imposed a curfew on tricycle and motorbikes in the state amid rising incidents of armed robbery and other serious crimes.

“As part of the security measures towards checkmating the activities of these hoodlums, government is hereby re-enforcing the old rule and order as it relate to the operation of keke riders and okada riders in Abia State,” Godwin Adindu, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said.

Henceforth, Keke riders are only allowed to operate within the hours of 6am and 7pm in Aba and Umuahia, while okada remains banned in the metropolis

This order takes effect immediately.

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“The Government is determined to maintain law and order and protect the life and property of the law abiding citizens and therefore warns all criminals and evil minded persons to desist from their evil acts or face the full weight of the law,” said Adindu.

Adindu said the government was also to reminding the people to be security conscious and to offer information to security agencies through the free security toll lines.

In recent times, there has been a resurgence of armed robbery and other sundry crimes in the two cities of Umuahia, Aba and the environs.

Security reports confirm that these hoodlums operate with keke tricycle and Okada motorbike. 

- CAJ News


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