Udom Emmanuel Ban Use Of Motorcycles In Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has banned the use of motorcycle in Etim Ekpo, Ikot Ekpene, Eket and Ukanafun local government areas of the state from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m daily.
The ban takes effect from today Tuesday 13th March, 2018 till further notice and offenders will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
According to a press statement by the Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, the measure became necessary to tackle the rising tide of violent crimes like murder and kidnapping in the areas with the use of motorcycles.
The Governor reiterates his commitment to ensuring continued safety of lives and properties in the State; and urges all law-abiding citizens, residents and visitors to cooperate with security operatives in this pursuit.
Governor Udom Emmanuel yesterday signed into force, the Cultism and other Violent Behaviour Prohibition Order 2018 with effect from March 12, 2018.
Governor Emmanuel said the security issues reported recently in Etim Ekpo, Ukanfun and Ikot Ekpene local government areas had actually necessitated such security re-enforcements.
This bill seeks to prohibit and ban the operations and recognition or activities of all the listed cult groups as they are henceforth banned and prohibited in Akwa Ibom.
The proscribed groups are Vikings, Black Axe, KKK; Buccaneers, Mafia, Luttox (Junior Black Axe),Debam; Dewell, Icelanders, Red Skins, Pirates, Amoc, Akwa Marines; and Utoto Groups (419).
Others which are found in secondary and Primary Schools are, the Luttox, The Red Skins, St. Stephens, Dewell, Sept 11 Group, Secret Sons of Satan, King Cobra, J.V (Junior Vikings), Bats, Predators, Black Ladies, Black Cross, Scavengers, Skylolo , Sons of Nights, Blood Brotherhood, Junior Buccaneers, White Angels; and Musket.
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Below is the press statement in Full
GOVERNMENT OF AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & STRATEGY
Block 2, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo; firstname.lastname@example.org ;
0907 617 3782 (sms & whatsapp only)
RESTRICTION OF USE OF MOTORCYCLES
As part of efforts to ensure continued safety and security in Akwa Ibom State, the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has directed as follows;
1. The enforcement of a curfew in Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo Local Government Areas between 6pm and 7am daily.
2. The prohibition of the use of motorcycles in Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo and Ika Local Government Areas between 6pm and 7am daily
3. The prohibition of the use of motorcycles in Ikot Ekpene and Eket Local Government Areas between 6pm and 6am daily
4. The enforcement of the continued ban of the use of motorcycles within the Uyo Capital City.
These directives take immediate effect. Offenders will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
His Excellency, the Governor reiterates his commitment to ensuring continued safety of lives and properties in the State; and urges all law-abiding citizens, residents and visitors to cooperate with security operatives in this pursuit.
March 13, 2018