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Anambra bans motorcycle, tricycle, shuttle bus operations from 7pm-6am daily



ANAMBRA State Government has directed commercial vehicles to stop operating between 7pm to 6am daily in the state.

  This is contained in a statement released by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu. 

  According to the SSG, the move is aimed at reducing crime and improving security situation of the state. 

  “In view of the need to improve security in the state and address observed incidents of crimes using tricycles, motorcycles and shuttle buses, the state government after due consideration, wishes to direct that the earlier ban on the use of motorcycles in greater Onitsha and Awka areas during the day and night, remains in full force.”

  Adding, “Any motorcycle found within these areas will be impounded and forfeited.

  That the use of motorcycles, tricycles and shuttle buses across the state is now banned between 7pm and 6am daily with effect from May 29. This is for a month in the first instance. 

  That shuttle buses are henceforth banned from using tinted glasses or curtains while operating on Anambra roads.  

  All other vehicles either with factory fitted tinted glasses or plain glasses must wind down while approaching any security checkpoint in order to avoid embarrassment.” 

  He noted that government will enforce total ban in the use of Keke in any community tricycle (Keke) is used to rob or commit crimes, while the union executive will be sanctioned. 

  “Same measures will be applied in the case of shuttle buses and motorcycles. 

  The SSG emphasised that government has directed full mobilisation of community youths and stakeholders across the state to take ownership of security in their immediate environments and assist the police and other law enforcement agents to ensure these directives are enforced.

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