Benue Security Council May Reverse Decision On Motorcycle Ban

By Denen Achussah

The Benue State Security Council is due to meet and consider review of the situation in Katsina-Ala and Ukum Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state. The development is coming at the heels of uproar over ban on operation of motorcycles in the two LGAs.

Just before the close of last year, the state security council met, putting in place a ban on operation of motorcycles in the affected LGAs.

The decision has been criticised following burning of motorcycles by security operatives.

And Governor Samuel Ortom says the “council will meet next week to review the situation in Katsina-Ala and Ukum.”

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Terver Akase, says in a press statement that “the Governor’s attention has been drawn to reports of the destruction of impounded motorcycles in Ukum and Katsina-Ala, and he gives assurance that the Security Council will review the ongoing operation in the affected areas.”

According to the statement, the Governor “reaffirms the resolve of his administration to sustain the support given to security agencies for the protection of lives and property in all parts of the State.”

Motorcycles are veritable means of transportation in rural areas in the state especially this harvest period.

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