Kidnapping: Masari bars motorcycles, tricycles from moving at night

Kidnapping: Masari bars motorcycles, tricycles from moving at night

- Governor Bello Masari has decided on an executive order stopping motorcycles and tricycles from moving at night

- Masari's order is aimed at stopping or reducing insecurity, especially armed banditry and kidnapping in the state

- The executive order comes days after an ultimatum was issued to kidnappers in the state to free their victims voluntarily

In Katsina, no motorcycle or tricycle must be seen in the streets between 7pm and 6am henceforth as the governor, Aminu Masari, has decided to take a step in the fight against kidnappings in the state.

Masari signed an executive order to birth the new government policy as announced by the state's attorney-general and justice commissioner, Ahmed El-Marzuq.

El-Marzuq, who made the disclosure on Wednesday, January 15, said the decision was taken by the governor as part of moves to frustrate continued attacks by criminal elements on the people of the state.

He added that the implementation of the order would commence on January 20. The only people exempted from the order are security agents.

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Kidnapping: Masari bars motorcycles, tricycles from moving at night
Tricycles, popularly called Keke, are a popular means of transport in Nigeria.
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Before taking the latest decision, had reported that the Katsina state government issued a 48-hour ultimatum to bandits in the state to voluntarily release all kidnapped persons in their custody or have themselves to blame when the authorities would descend on them.

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Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, the secretary to the state government, issued the ultimatum when he spoke with journalists concerning the security meeting with stakeholders.

The action of the governor comes just days after two personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were released by their kidnappers in the state.

The report said the NCS personnel regained their freedom after four days in captivity. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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