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Insecurity: Ban on motorcycle leaves many stranded in Kaduna

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The ban on bikes in Kaduna on account of safety challenges has continued to drive commuters together with staff, merchants and college students to trek to far distance.

The ban is a step taken by the state authorities to comprise rising insecurity within the state.

DAILY POST noticed round Kaduna metropolis that commuters of their tons of are both stranded at bus stops or seen trekking to get to their locations of labor or companies.

Those that spoke with DAILY POST mentioned the ban on bikes whose quantity doubled these of buses and taxis within the metropolis prior to now, has introduced untold hardship to residents.

The transportation problem has made the few industrial buses and taxis to have taken benefit and elevated fares by about 200 per cent, thereby making them to spend greater than anticipated as transport fares.

Mr Adamu Haruna noticed {that a} journey from Sabo Tasha to Kaduna metropolis now go for N150 as towards the conventional N100 on the few obtainable automobiles that ply the highway.

Based on Mrs Silas Thomas, “the transport fares have doubled, in contrast to prior to now, from Narayi to my place of business that’s a few kilometre which was N50 is now N100, in case you are fortunate perhaps N70.”

Whereas Mrs Khadija Adamu mentioned, from Rigasa to city has additionally doubled towards the conventional fares being charged.

Based on Mustapha Musa, a dealer who offers in wares, he now pays N150 to the metropolis from Ungwan Dosa which is inside the metropolis as towards the N50 folks used to pay.

They lamented that whereas the value of gasoline has not been elevated, industrial drivers have on their very own determined to extend transport fares, leaving folks to endure.

They known as on the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led authorities to do one thing urgently to handle the hardship most individuals are going by means of following the measures adopted by the state to curb insecurity.

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