Insecurity: Anambra State Govt Begins Registration of Transport Operators

Insecurity: Anambra State Govt Begins Registration of Transport Operators

  • Nigeria's major challenges are insecurity and dwindling economy right and Anambra state has had its own fair share of these challenges
  • However, the state government is now making efforts to address the issue and keep their domain safe from hoodlums
  • To ensure the situation is tackled from a security perspective, all transport stakeholders in the state are expected to be registered

Awka - The Anambra state government has announced the commencement of biometrics enumeration and registration of all transport companies, organisations, and operators in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service, AIRS, and signed by Sylvia Tochukwu Ngige, deputy director/head, taxpayer education and enlightenment team on behalf of the chairman.

The Soludo-led government is working hard to address the security challenges in Anambra state. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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According to the statement, the exercise which is in conjunction with OneID, a subsidiary of Appmart integrated limited:

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“is in line with Governor Charles Soludo's vision to nip the recent security challenges of the State in the bud.”

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Those involved include transport stakeholders operating shuttle buses, tricycles known popularly as keke, trucks including mini-trucks, tippers, lorries, and taxis.

The exercise which started on Thursday, June 2 will take place at designated ports to be communicated through union executives.

The statement mandated all stakeholders to comply within four weeks from June 2, 2022.

It warned that:

“Failure to comply attracts impoundment.”

Anambra state has been under terror attacks from "unknown gunmen," with hundreds of residents killed, scores of houses, police stations, government offices, and vehicles set ablaze, and thousands displaced from their ancestral homes within the last year.

In most cases of the incidents, the attackers invade with unregistered vehicles.

The move is generally seen as an attempt by the state government to nip the attacks in the bud.

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Biafra Day: Unknown gunmen chase pupils out of Anambra school

Recall that there was pandemonium in the commercial city of Onitsha on Tuesday, May 31.

Gunmen invaded schools in the area and some parts of the Idemili area of Anambra state, chasing students out of the classrooms.

The gunmen also stormed markets and public places to chase people away, saying it was “Biafra Day.”

Police operatives kill 4 unknown gunmen in Anambra, intensify hunt for others

Meanwhile, police operatives in Anambra say they have killed four of the gunmen terrorising various parts of the state.

According to the police, the four were taken out at Umuchu community in Aguata local government area of the state during a gun battle.

This was disclosed by the commissioner of police in the state, Echeng Echeng, during a press briefing held at the command’s headquarters in Amawbia, Awka South local government area on Monday, May 23.


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