The Kano State Government on Monday placed restrictions on the operations of commercial tricycles between 10:00pm and 6:00am with effect from Thursday, July 20, 2022.
A statement issued by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said the decision was part of an outcome of a meeting of the State Security Council.
Garba who was a two term President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) explained that the measure was part of effort to ensure security of lives and property in the state.
Tricycles, popularly known as “A Daidata Sahu” in Kano, account for 95 percent of transportation in the State, but has recently been fingered in some rising crime in the metropolis.
The commissioner, in the statement, urged tricycle riders to comply and stop operating at the stipulated time as security agents would enforce the ban without compromise.
The State Government had earlier banned the activities of Okada riders within the Metropolis due to their tendency to be used in crimes and Other anti Social activities.
The ban on Okada activites follows such incident as the Boko Haram attack in 2010 in Kano which led to the death of Several people including Akgwu Enenche a Cameraman with the Channels Television.
Okada were also used in the attack on the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Abdullahi Ado Bayero, he never recovered from the attack unril his death a few years after.