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
Press Secretary to the State Governor, Ameen Yassar, said
the government restated that the ban on multiple riding of motor cycles
residents of the state that it is still an offence to carry a passenger on a
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