Insecurity: Gov Kefas Bans Motorcycles in Jalingo, Restricts Movement Of Tricycles

In a decisive move aimed at addressing public safety concerns, Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State on Monday established a special committee to enforce a total ban on motorcycles, commonly known as Okada, within the state capital, Jalingo.

Additionally, tricycles, or Keke NAPEP, have been restricted to operating until 8pm.

This is contained in a press statement issued from the office of the secretary to the government of the state.

The committee constituted by the state deputy Governor Aminu Alkali on behalf of the Governor has the Taraba State Commissioner of Police Joseph Eribo as the chairman of the committee, with the Federal Road Safety (FRSC), the 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) to serve as members while the Secretary, Home Affairs and Special Services Department is to serve as secretary of the committee.

Defaulters will be arrested and tried by the mobile court and the motorcycles and tricycles will be confiscated and destroyed.

This strategic decision reflects the government’s commitment to enhancing security.