By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
IN its renewed measures to further fortify security in Sokoto metropolis and environs against the spade of crimes, the State police command, has banned movement of commercial motorcycles , tricycles as well the shutting of tea vendors from 11pm to 6am.
Those exempted from the stiff directive are persons on essential services or duties.
Announcing the ban which is with immediate effect according to a statement Monday by the PPRO, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, the state Police Commissioner, Ibrahim S. Ka’oje said the directive was in line with the police sustained efforts towards ridding the state of robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities.
Ka’oje in his words” henceforth, a ban has been placed on the movement of commercial motorcycles/tricycles from 11pm to 6am, effective immediately, with the exception of those on essential services.
” All tea vendors popularly referred to as ‘ Mai Shayi’ are to shut down businesses for the day from 11pm to 6am”, the Police Commissioner ordered.
While the command expressed readiness to keep vigil and ensure compliance , it similarly enjoined the good people of Sokoto to remain steadfast in obedience to law and order, and to exercise maximum restraint towards violation of orders.
It is imperative to note that violators will be decisively sanctioned in accordance with the law.Kindly disseminate for widest publicity, please.
Meanwhile, most Okada riders have deserted bars and relaxation spots as a result of the ban with a few sparingly noticed around some busy areas of Tamaje and entrance gate to the popular Pinnacle hotel in anticipation of passengers.