In what seemed like a desperate strategy to curb the menace of rising insurgence, farmers-herdsmen clashes, banditry, incessant kidnappings among other unbelievable vices, the police in Adamawa State has announced a total ban on motorcycle operators across the state.
A statement by its Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar earlier today (Tuesday May 7, 2019) said the ban became necessary to check the incessant use of motorcycle by criminals for kidnapping, banditry and communal clashes. The statement also warned that the command would commence patrol to arrest anyone who violated the ban.
Details of the statement has it that, “The Adamawa State Police Command wishes to inform the public of the total ban of the use of motorcycles throughout the state, that is the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, till further notice. This has become necessary because of the incessant use of such motorcycles in the commission of heinous crimes such as kidnapping, armed banditry, communal clashes and other criminal activities in the state. By this announcement, the command will go all out on aggressive patrol and arrest of any defaulter of this directive.”
To avoid being on the wrong side of the law, the statement called for corporation and compliance as well as support the police in its effort to protect lives and properties.