Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has lifted the ban on the use of motorcycles in the Sankera axis of the state
Governor Ortom through the State Security Council had in December 2020, banned the use of motorcycles in the Sankera axis which comprises of Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo Local Government Areas owing to the alarming crime rate perpetrated by armed men who use motorcycles as a tool to execute their operations
Before the ban, criminals and bandits in the area reportedly used motorcycles to wreck havoc on their communities which led to the destruction of the rural economy, and social and political life of the area.
Speaking on behalf of the Governor after a High Court judgment earlier this week, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Nathaniel Ikyur announced the lift on the ban.
According to him, the directive aligns with the judgment of the High Court of Justice, Gboko which had set aside the order of the Benue State Security Council banning the use of motorcycles in the Sankera axis of the state as a way of curtailing the rise of crime in the area.
“Governor Ortom stressed that “as a government that believes in the rule of law and due process, his administration was bound to reverse its action.”
Recall that in March 2021, Ortom announced the ban on Toyota Corolla old model known in the state as ‘duck yansh’