Taraba State government has officially banned all motorcycles in Jalingo, the state capital.

It has imposed time restrictions on tricycles, allowing their movement only between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm.

The decision was disclosed in a statement from the office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG.

He said it was aimed at curbing criminal activities associated with the misuse of motorcycles and tricycles.

A committee dedicated to enforcing the comprehensive ban on motorcycles is headed by the State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Eribo.

Other members include sister security agencies, such as the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Taraba Marshal, and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

The statement specified that a mobile court would be responsible for the trial of individuals violating the ban, while both motorcycles and tricycles found would face confiscation and subsequent destruction.

Insecurity: Taraba govt bans motorcycles, restricts tricycles

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