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FG Considers Banning Motorcycles, Mining To Check Terrorism

The Federal Government is considering placing a nationwide ban on the use of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada.

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House reporters after a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Malami who was fringe by  Rauf Aregbesola the Interior and Police Affairs counterparts, and Mohammed Dingyadi, said the meeting focused on the logistics used by the terrorists to stop their activities.

He disclosed that investigation revealed that okada was used for mining activities across the country and the ban could cut off sources of funds for terrorists and bandits.

He said the authorities were not unaware of the economic consequences, adding that it had become imperative to guarantee security for all.

Aregbesola hinted that plans were on to sanction those whose inactions led to the recent Kuje jailbreak.


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