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Kano eases motorbikes curfew for Ramadan

19 June 2015, 20:44

Abuja - In view of the ongoing Ramadan period, the Kano State Government has reviewed the restriction placed on the movement of motorcyclists in the state.

The ban has been relaxed by from 7 pm to 10 pm.

According to a state government official, the review is to facilitate movement of people to mosques and other places for Tafsir during the holy month of Ramadan only.

It runs until July 17.

Also read: Borno reviews curfew as Ramadan begins

The review was decided during its periodic state Security Council meeting.

Press Secretary to the State Governor, Ameen Yassar, said the government restated that the ban on multiple riding of motor cycles subsisted.

Yassar remanded residents of the state that it is still an offence to carry a passenger on a motorcycle.

In 2013, a devastating attack on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, which claimed the lives of six persons, prompted the State government to ban motorcycle passenger transportation in Kano metropolis and the Local Government Areas. 

Earlier, when Islamic fundamentalists staged multiple attacks in Kano that left over 300 people dead and several others wounded, there had been a spate of terrorist attacks by gunmen using motorbikes. 



- CAJ News

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