BREAKING: FG Bans Motorcycles Operation
Information reaching Naija News House says that FG Bans Motorcycles
The Federal Government has said it is considering placing a ban on the use of motorcycles, popularly known as okada.
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, dropped the hint Thursday while briefing State House reporters after a meeting of National Security Council (NSC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said investigation revealed that okada were used for mining activities across the country and the ban could cut off sources of funds of terrorists and bandits.
The minister, who flanked by his Interior and Police Affairs counterparts, Rauf Aregbesola and Mohammed Dingyadi, said the meeting focused on the logistics used by the terrorists to stop their activities.
He said the government needed to act because terrorists had moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking.
Malami said the motorcycles were used by the bandits for movement, while mining provides them the money to fund their arms supply.