Anambra State Government has banned the use of tricycles and shuttle buses following 7 pm.
A notice released by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, said this on Friday night.
There have been instances of cultists and robbers using tricycles, popularly called Keke and shuttle buses to communicate cultists and armed robbers to destinations in which they fought and killed equal cultists or robbed innocent persons.
The release by Chukwulobelu read: “In view of the requirement to improve security in the State and speech detected incidents of crimes using tricycles, bicycles and shuttle buses, the State Government after due consideration, wishes to direct as follows:
“The earlier ban on the use of bicycles at larger Onitsha and Awka regions through the night and day remains in full force. Any bike located within these areas will be impounded and sacrificed;
“That the use of motorcycles, tricycles and shuttle buses Throughout the State has become banned between 7 pm and 6 am daily with effect from Saturday 29th May 2021 and also for 1 month in the first instance;
“That shuttle buses are henceforth prohibited from using tinted glasses or curtains while plying on Anambra roads. The Other vehicles either with factory fitted tinted glasses or plain glasses must end down while approaching any safety checkpoint to avoid embarrassment;
“Henceforth, any community where Keke is used to Rob or commit any crime, the use of Keke is going to be banned totally in that area and the marriage exco sanctioned. The same steps will be implemented in the case of shuttle bus and bike.
“Government hereby directs complete mobilisation of neighbourhood youths and stakeholders across the state to take ownership of safety in their immediate surroundings and assist the Police and other Law enforcement agents to enforce these directives and restore law and order within our State.”