Terrorism: FG Set To Ban Use Of Motorcycles Across Nigeria

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

Amid the high rate of unemployment, Federal Government of Nigeria is set to ban the use of motorcycles popularly known as ‘Okada’ nationwide as a measure to tackle terrorists activities.

The Federal Government of Nigeria is also thinking of banning mining activities nationwide to cut off terrorists sources of funding.

The plan is said to be part of the resolutions reached at the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, briefed State House Correspondents along side his Interior and Police Affairs counterparts, Rauf Aregbesola and Mohammed Dingyadi at the end of the meeting.

He said the decision to focus on the logistics used by the terrorists was deliberate.

He said the ban would include motorcycles used for movement and mining, which provides them the money to fund their arms supply.

Malami added that Federal Government was looking into ways to stymie their actions by blocking the already identified sources.

He noted that terrorists have shifted from traditional methods of funding to mining and ransom taking, necessitating government’s action.

Stonix News reports that thousands of breadwinners in Nigeria from the length and breadth Nigeria eke a living for survival through commercial motorcycling due to the high rate of unemployment in the land.

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