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Kano state police says ‘Okada ban’ is still in force



A statement issued by the Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, on Friday reveals that, the Command in Kano State has restated that the ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles within the Kano metropolitan area is still in force.

“The command wishes to remind the law-abiding and good people of the state that the ban on carrying passengers on motorcycles (Achaba/Okada), is still in place.

“The command has directed all Divisional Police Officers within (the) Kano metropolitan area to continue to enforce the ban.

“Any individual or group that violated this ban will be arrested and prosecuted,” Haruna-Kiyawa said.

“Teams of Police Surveillance Patrols are mounted at strategic locations along Kano boarders to monitor activities of road users,” he added.

The command’s spokesman urged residents to report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station for prompt response and not take laws into their hands.

He assured that rigorous patrols, raids of criminal hideouts and black spots would continue throughout the state.

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