23 January 2013

Nigeria: Kano Govt Bans Okada

Photo: Leadership
An Okada rider.

The Kano State government yesterday banned commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada in the ancient commercial city, the BBC Hausa Service has reported.

It would be recalled that the Kano State government had earlier issued a statement banning the commercial motorcycle riders from carrying more than a passenger on their motorcycles which is expected to take effect from tomorrow, Thursday.

The state has faced serious security challenges in different parts of the state with the killing of some police officers and the recent attack on the Emir of Kano which resulted in the death of five persons.

According to BBC, there are more than two million commercial motorcycles operating on a daily basis in Kano been the most populated state in the North.

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