The Nigeria police in Sokoto had earlier on Monday afternoon announced the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators in the state not to operate beyond 11:00 pm daily.
The ban was announced in a press statement signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command on behalf the police commissioner Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje.
According to the State Police Command, the ban is in line with “sustaining the concerted efforts of the Command in combating armed robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities.
It further stated that “All tea vendors popularly referred to as ‘ mai shayi ‘ are to shut down businesses for the day from 11 pm to 6 am.
There has been full compliance with the ban placed on a commercial motorcycle and tricycle operators in Sokoto metropolis, the report revealed.
The police had earlier solicited for cooperation and support of the general public to obey the new law as it is a measure to make all residents in Sokoto and its environs safe from activities of criminal elements disturbing the peace of the law-abiding citizens.