The Kano State Police Command on Friday clarified that the ban on motorcycles conveying passengers within Kano metropolitan area was still in force.
This was made known in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, in Kano.
The Statement read in part “The command wishes to remind the law-abiding and good people of the state that the ban on carrying of passengers on motorcycles (Achaba/Okada), is still in place.
“The command has directed all Divisional Police Officers within Kano metropolitan area to continue to enforce the ban.
“Any individual or group that violates this ban will be arrested and prosecuted.”
He also urged motorists to continue to adhere to traffic rules and regulations for their safety and that of other road users.
“Teams of police surveillance patrols are mounted at strategic locations along Kano borders to monitor activities of road users,” he added.
The command spokesman advised residents to report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station for prompt response and not to take the law into their hands.
He added that rigorous patrols, raid of criminal hideouts and black spots would continue throughout the state.