Fire as Benue state government band the use of motorcycle in Sankera axis of the state. #hypebenue

Fire as Benue state government band the use of motorcycle in Sankera axis of the state. #hypebenue

Remember that the Benue State Security Council has banned the use of motorbikes and all illegal revenue collection points in Katsina-Ala and Ukum Local Government Areas of the state.

The decision followed the growing security concern in Katsina-Ala and other parts of Sankera axis of the state where men on motorbikes have recently unleashed mayhem on communities in the axis.

The Council in a statement, Tuesday in Makurdi, by the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Internal Affairs and Special Services, Mr. Matthew Uyina directed security agencies to arrest defaulters and impound their motorbikes.

The use of tricycles also known as Keke and other means of transportation apart from motorcycles will be allowed in the two local government areas.

It has been fire through out today as security operative took to the street impounding motorcycles of defaulters

Residence of the affected areas expressing their grievances stated that this decision has alot of negative effect on the citizens of the affected LGAs.

Speaking to a resident in Ukum LGA, one of the affected area mr. Tyoyina james who happens to be a motorist aka an okada rider he stated that the decision has left many of the youths in these areas jobless and hungry as okada riding is their only means of survive.

Another resident mr. Nyianshima who is a trader cried out saying “how can the government ban the use of motorcycles and approved the use of tricycles also known as keke and other means of transportation Sankera axis which is the poorest in terms of good roads and other social amenities within such a short notice.

It was have not been easy with the people residing in these areas since the latest development as movement from home to market, farms, work place and various destination have been hard due to the fact that these places are not used to tricycles also known as keke.

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