Breaking: Gov Masari bans use of motorcycles from 7pm to 6am in Katsina
The Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari has today signed a new law banning the use of motorcycles in the State from 7pm to 6am daily.
This, according to Katsina Post findings is not unconnected with the current realities of security challenges facing the state.
The Attorney General and commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Ahmed El-Marzuq announced this shortly after the Governor assented to the Bill at government house, Katsina.
The commissioner explained that the law will come into effect from the 20th of January, 2020.
Alhaji Ahmed El-Marzuq announced that the only exception to the law are members of the law enforcement agencies such as the military, police, civil defense, road safety corp, immigration, customs and NDLEA.
He explained that government took the decision because of the discovery that most of the kidnappings was being carried out by tricycles and motorcycles in not only the eight Front-line local governments but the entire state.
The Attorney General revealed that violators of the law would be jailed for up to one year and an option of fine or both as prescribed by the penal code.
He expressed the hope that citizens would cooperate with the government and law enforcement agencies to enforce the law for the security well being of the state.
Hassan Muhammad Tukur
Government House Press Centre Katsina