The Sokoto state government has imposed a 12 hour restriction on the movement of motorcycles in four local government areas of the state being terrorised by armed bandits in recent times.

The local government areas affected by the motorcycles movement restriction are: Isa, Sabon Birni, Rabah and Goronyo.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state disclosed this after a meeting of the State Advisory Security Council (SASC) meeting held at palace of the Sultan of Sokoto.

Apart from the motorcycles movement restriction which will last from 6 pm-6 am daily, the SASC also resolved that all motorcycles and their respective riders in the affected local government areas will be duly registered by the constituted authorities.

In this regard, the governor further explained that the Police, Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) in conjunction with traditional authorities have been directed to ensure compliance with the directive.

He appealed to members of the public in the state and those in the affected areas to understand that this measure is being taken in their best interest.

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