The Benue State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the local government areas of Ukum and Katsina-Ala.
The curfew was imposed as part of measures to combat insecurity in the country.
Deputy Governor of North Central State Benson Abounu, who revealed this at the end of a security council meeting on Wednesday, said the curfew would be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. morning every day.
“This is part of our efforts to tackle banditry, kidnappings, armed robberies and general insecurity in the two local government regions,” Abounu told reporters after the meeting.
He added that the Security Council had also decided to ban the use of motorcycles in the two areas “pending a further review of the security situation”.
However, AbounU also said that the movement of patients and pregnant women for medical treatment using motorcycles in the absence of vehicles would be allowed “after a full investigation”.
He regretted that motorcycle riders are migrating to rural communities to wreak havoc and urged security guards to step up surveillance in the hinterland.
Speaking specifically on the ban on the use of motorcycles in the Sankera region, he said this was made necessary by the persistent attacks on residents of Ukum and Katsina-Ala, which have left many dead.
“The ban is a 100% success,” he said
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