A lecturer within the Division of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria, Dr. Usman Lukeman, on Tuesday, mentioned the ban on bikes and restrictions of tricycles by the Kaduna State authorities would impression negatively on the folks and never the bandits terrorising residents of the state.
Recall that, the Kaduna State authorities on September 24, 2021, banned business and personal bikes as a measure in direction of tackling banditry
Nonetheless, Dr. Lukeman in an unique interview with DAILY POST in Kaduna on Tuesday disagreed with the assumption that the ban on bikes and restrictions of tricycles within the state would cut back banditry.
Based on him, the ban would solely create extra hardship, extra criminals and add extra insufferable pains within the lives of the residents of the State.
“For the previous three weeks of the ban, many individuals are struggling extra. There are some who can’t stroll two kilometres with out assistance from bikes, or tricycles. Some companies trusted these automobiles. Because the ban, hardship has elevated, however bandits proceed to Kidnap folks.
“Simply, yesterday evening, bandits Kidnapped college students of Catholic college in Jema’a LGA. Three days in the past, they stormed gGoni Gora. There may be hardly a day that passes with out the incident of kidnapping. Most kidnappers have modified the modus operandi of their Kidnapping as a consequence of authorities announcement.
“Sure, markets are closed as a result of bandits normally purchase foodstuff from these bush markets. However, they usually demand cooked meals from dad and mom of their abductors,” he mentioned.
He mentioned community operators have ceased their community in some areas or native governments which might be liable to banditry. However kidnappers have additionally modified their methods of communication.
“The one impact of reduce in community on bandits, is to scale back instant publicity of their evil act,” he mentioned.
He additional urged that since bandits can’t function efficiently with out informants, the easiest way for presidency is to attempt to determine the informants, and take care of them decisively.
” I believe what authorities ought to do is to extend the safety manpower, have fixed assembly with native rulers who’re near the folks. Authorities ought to make it necessary for the native chiefs to watch their topics intently with a view to determine the dangerous eggs amongst them.
He additionally appealed to Malam El-rufai to overview the restrictions and ban in order that residents within the State may feed their households and handle their family members since most of them depend on bikes and tricycles as sources of earnings for his or her households.
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