Lift ban on motorcycles, restrictions on tricycles, people are suffering – Prof. Ubangeji to El-Rufai


A former professor of Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Professor Moses Ubangeji has called on the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to lift the ban on Motorcycles and the restrictions on tricycles in the state.

He said there has been a rise in cases of banditry, and criminals in the state since the ban on vehicular movement.

The state government had in October 2021, placed a ban on Motorcycles, and restricted tricycle movement to curtail the banditry activities.

However, Professor Ubangeji who is worried over rising cases of kidnapping and the continuous attack on residents of the state, since the ban, noted that the government’s ban on vehicular movement has no effect on bandits and criminals.

Professor Ubangeji while speaking on Thursday, said that bandits have their strategies for attacking the victims, adding that the only way to reduce crime in the state, is through peace talk, as there seem to be lapses in discharging responsibility by security forces.

He further added that several people are going through silent pains, since the ban, especially those in remote villages.

“Most people in remote villages who need medical attention at the night cannot find motorcycles or tricycles to convey them, because there is a ban on their movement.

“Several innocent people in the state have died, especially those who fall sick at night, and the parents have no car. ” He said

According to him, even those who depend on these vehicles for survival, have been in pain and hunger.

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