Boko Haram: Adamawa Govt bans motor-cycle operations in seven LGs

As part of measures to contain the messy security situation in Adamawa, the state Government has banned the operations of commercial motorcycles in seven Local Government areas.

A statement by Phineas Elisha, the Director Press and Public Affairs to Governor Bala Ngilari, urged the public and security operatives to ensure compliance.

The affected local governments are Hong, Gombi, Song, Girei, Numan, Demsa and Fufore.

In a swift reaction to the development, many people have condemned the action saying it would caused further hardship to the people.

“Many people running away from the insurgency in the affected local government areas particularly Hong, Gombi and Song rely on motorcycle due to shortage of vehicles.

“What do you expect such stranded people to do? I think government should reconsider this ban particularly at this critical moment,” a resident, Bulus Yusuf, said.

Another resident, Jummai Musa, on her part pointed out that the banning of motorcycle because of insecurity could not be a solution to the problem

“Simply because Boko Haram are using motorcycles should not be an excuse to ban motorcycles as they are also using vehicles.

“If you look at Mubi for instance, there was a ban on motorcycles for the past one year but the insurgents still enter Mubi in daylight.

“We are suffering and any sensible government should not add to our sufferings”, Ms. Musa said.

Meanwhile, Yola has continued to remain calm with business activities going on while Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) continue to troop in from Mubi and other neigbouring local governments.

The capital city is now full of motor and human traffic while food and cold water vendors make brisk business as IDPs rush for food and ice water to cool down on arrival.


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  • Otile

    Saudi Arabia: Gunmen kill five in eastern Shia region. Oh, Goodluck Jonathan has failed the people of Northern Nigeria’s godfather, Saudi Arabia. He could have prevented Muslim attacks there too. Nonsense

  • Lanre

    Pius. It is not going to happen. The sack of Dambazau I mean. And even if it does, It really don’t matter. The average Nigerian has become indifferent and insensitive to suffering and indignities. Everyday from Nigeria comes a different story of shame and woe. That is the reason Babangida is a national leader; Abacha a national hero; Obasanjo, the solution to the myriad woes in the country; Anenih, the brilliant strategist; Danjuma, the benevolent philanthropist. Who is Dambazau in a decent society? Was this not the same man in charge of the Yar’adua show of shame that denied the citizens of a country information about their dying elected leader? If the right thing had been done in 2009/2010, would Dambazau ever have been appointed a minister?
    The guy remains important because where you come from matters. The clannish, provincial overlord currently governing in Abuja needs Dambazau. Nigeria will never change. I will wait for the next story of shame and your usual interesting article.

  • Gabriel Olasebikan

    “At every instance of your contact with power, you must always remember
    that your dignity is paramount. You human dignity as citizen is the
    number one reason Nigeria exists”.

    This says it all.

  • JM

    Pius, always enjoy reading your views, but, for this one, you wasted space and time. How many sides of this story or incident did you hear? And, knowing how we naijas carry reverence (eye-pleasing in our case) overboard, how u sure say Danbazzau asked for this service? U know if the sss pour something by mistake for de man shoe and just dey make amends? Trust me, as you dey oyinbo land now, if u come naija today, na for Lagos airport custom oga go wipe ur shoe, even nose, just for a tip. Abeg, write on more serious matters jo.