The Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Aliyu Adamu, yesterday ordered policemen in the state to ensure the full enforcement of the ban on the movement of tricycles and motorcycles in Yola, the State capital, and its environs.
The CP’s order was sequel to the State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri’s Executive Order banning the use of tricycles and motorcycles in three local government area of Girei, Yola-North and Yola-South within the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 am.
The governor, in a statement issued last Tuesday, which was signed by his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, said the order would last until further notice.
The Executive Order prescribes six months imprisonment with an option of N100, 000 or both, in addition to forfeiting the tricycle or motorcycle to the State government if found guilty for violating the order.
Fintiri said the activities of hoodlums, who are disturbing the peace of the State, necessitated the ban.
While describing the activities of the miscreants as unacceptable, Fintiri said no responsible government would allow criminals to hijack the peace of the state, “but must ensure that all residents of Girei, Yola-North and Yola-South LGAs live free from thuggery, robbery, theft, maiming and other criminal activities.