Plateau bans tricycles in Jos, Bukuru

Tricycle protest in Jos [Photo Credit: matthewteghaBLOG]

Following a violent protest and destruction of property by protesting tricycle operators in Jos, the Plateau State Government has banned the operation of tricycles within Jos and Bukuru metropolis till further notice.

A statement signed by the permanent secretary, cabinet and special duties, Shiolbial Cornelius, on Monday afternoon said the ban covers roads in Jos and Bukuru.

The statement, which takes effect immediately, directs security operatives to arrest any tricycle operator caught plying the roads, ”after the announcement.”

According to the statement, the government’s action was to curtail further destruction of property.

PREMIUM TIMES checks revealed that the tricycle operators are protesting what they consider indiscriminate levies imposed on them by the government.

Details later…


PT Mag Campaign AD

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application