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Hawking banned in wake of Boko Haram attacks

07 July 2015, 11:07

Abuja - Following the recent spate of Boko Haram attacks that have hit the country, police have put measures to place to ensure the safety of the public in certain key areas.

According to a Naij report, Solomon Arase, Inspector-General of Police, has announced that hawking and all forms of trading will be prohibited along roads and highways in Abuja, with special attention being paid to traffic intersections.

Also read: UN commences screening of Boko Haram victims for skills acquisition

In addition, the police also plan to demolish unauthorized taxi parks and bus stops within the Federal Secretariot.

In a statement issued by Police Deputy PR Officer CSP Abayomi Shogunle, only buses and taxis marked in authorized commercial colours will be allowed to operate in the Central Area of Abuja.

The laws come in response to the recent bombing of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Potiskum, Yobe State.

Read more at Naij

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