State Governor, Samuel Ortom recently revealed this to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, this move is important because of the recent insecurity happenings across Nigeria, especially in Abuja, Nasarawa State, Taraba, and Plateau states.
Ortom added that he’ll encourage the people of Benue State to be more security conscious henceforth.
His words, “Because of what is happening in our country today, what is happening in Abuja and of course, the security alarm raised by Nasarawa State, which is our next door neighbour, we have become worried about the recent happenings in Taraba and Plateau states as well.”
“We decided to have this emergency security meeting and we have done justice to the deliberations and came out with far proactive measures that will help us.”
“First, I want to encourage Benue people to be security conscious, this not a time to sleep with your two eyes closed, shine your eyes, open your eyes and ensure that if there are suspicious movements of actions or faces that you see, please alert the security agencies, and government.”
“In view of this, we have decided to regulate the activities of motorcyclists since this is a major means of transportation for criminals, bandits and Fulani terrorists.”
“We have sustained the banning of motorcycle operators in Sankara area of Benue State. The banning still subsists. Our security agencies have the renewed mandate of the security council to apprehend and arrest anyone that breaches the ban.”
“In addition, we have decided that across the entire state, motorcycles should operate from 6am to 8pm and those who breach the directive will have their motorcycles confiscated.”
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