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Kaduna extends ban on ‘Okada,’ other measures indefinitely

…Tricycles to operate from dusk to dawn.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State

The Kaduna State Government has indefinitely extended the ban on operations of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada riders,’ and other containment measures put in place, owing to terrorists activities in the state.

The ban came after the expiration of the initial three months, according to government security update issued Tuesday, 4th January, 2022. 

A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday stated that the ban is applicable to both commercial and personal motorcycles in the State.

“We wishe to inform citizens that the ban on use of motorcycles (popularly known as “Okada”), for commercial or personal purposes remains in place until further notice. 

“Other containment measures, which remain fully in place, includes ban on wielding dangerous weapons, restriction on the movement of tricycles from dusk till dawn, (7PM to 6AM) in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, Chikun, Kachia, Kagarko and Kajuru LGAs,” it stated. According to the release, the Kaduna State Government continues to empathize with citizens over difficulties, which these measures may engender, and implores all residents to comply fully with these measures in the wider interest of general security.

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