Posted by News Express | 31 May 2021 | 735 times
By RAYMOND OZOJI
Anambra State government has warned that there would be no retreat, no surrender to criminal elements lurking around the state as government restrategises to guarantee watertight security in the state.
Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to the State Government, who made this known in a public service announcement, said henceforth government has taken more drastic measures to make Anambra State very uncomfortable for hoodlums threatening public safety.
Some of the strategic decisions taken by the state government to protect lives and property of citizens as contained in the public service announcement signed by the SSG reads thus: “In view of the need to improve security in the state and address observed incidents of crimes using tricycles, motorcycles and shuttle buses, the state government after due consideration, wishes to direct as follows:
“That the earlier ban on the use of motorcycles in greater Onitsha and Awka areas during the day and night, remains in full force. Any motorcycle found within these areas would be impounded and forfeited;
“That the use of motorcycles, tricycles and shuttle buses across the state is now BANNED between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily with effect from Saturday, 29th May, 2021 and for a month in the first instance;
“That shuttle buses are henceforth banned from using tinted glasses or curtains while plying on Anambra roads. All other vehicles either with factory fitted tinted glasses or plain glasses must wind down while approaching any security check point to avoid embarrassment;
“Henceforth, any community where Keke is used to rob or commit any crime, the use of Keke will be banned totally in that area and the union exco sanctioned. Same measures will be applied in the case of shuttle bus and motorcycle.
“Government hereby directs full mobilisation of community youths and stakeholders across the state to take ownership of security in their immediate environments and assist the Police and other Law enforcement agents to enforce these directives and quickly restore law and order in our state.” (Daily INDEPENDENT)
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