The Kaduna State Government has, in its renewed efforts towards tackling the worsening security challenges in the state, announced new set of rules to be observed by the citizenry.
The announcement was made by the state Commissioner for Internal Security at a press briefing he convened Wednesday.
“I am here to inform you of, and to formally announce the implementation of certain measures to assist the security agencies in parts of the state”, he said.
The measures which take effect Thursday 30th September,2021, include: a 3 – month ban on the use of motorcycles, restriction of the use of tricycles from dusk to dawn.
According to the Commissioner the measures are as follows
” The complete ban on the use of motorcycles (Okada), for commercial or personal purposes, for three months in the first instance; ban on possession of or wielding of dangerous weapons; tricycles are allowed to operate only from 6am to 7pm; all tricycles must remove all curtains;(and for clarity) movement of all tricycles are restricted from dusk till dawn (7PM to 6AM)
“All vehicles used for commercial transport must be painted in yellow and black within 30 days. Vehicles that are part of ride hailing services are to carry yellow and black stripes.
“Ban on the sale of petrol in jerry-cans or other containers in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, Kachia, Kagarko and Kajuru LGAs.
Aruwan also stressed that all other security measures announced earlier such as ban on firewood and charcoal transportation, cessation of weekly markets in the frontline local government areas of Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, Kajuru and Kawo weekly market of Kaduna North local government, amongst others, will remain in force while appealing for the cooperation and understanding of the law abiding citizens of the state.
“The Kaduna State Government regrets the severe strain and inconvenience these measures will place on peaceful and law abiding citizens. The Government therefore appeals for the understanding and cooperation of all residents of the affected areas, and indeed across the State. These difficult times have demand that difficult decisions be made.
“The measures have been adopted purely in the interest of our collective safety and security, and to aid our brave forces in their fight against these mindless criminals.
“Too many lives have been lost, and too many families have been shattered. Small groups of wicked persons cannot continue to hold us to ransom, and force us to live in perpetual fear.