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FG may ban commercial motorcyclists, miners from operating across Nigeria

By News Desk

As a measure to end banditry and other criminalities across the country, the Federal Government has commenced discussion to place a nationwide indefinite ban on motorcycles and mining activities across the country.

The apex government disclosed that the proposed ban on mining and motorcycle was considered to assist curb terrorist activities, checkmate loopholes, and cutting off their sources of funding particularly from abroad.

As gathered, the consideration was presented before President Muhammadu Buhari by security agencies during the national security meeting presided over by President at the State House in Abuja.

Addressing state house correspondents on Thursday after the meeting chaired by the President, the Attorney General of the Federation, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, stated that investigations on motorcyclists, in particular, were still ongoing especially to establish the correlation between mining and motorcycles which they suspect provide funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists.

Malami, who noted that terrorists had moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking, disclosed the government was not unaware of the economic consequences of the proposed resolutions, particularly the motorcycle ban but it has become imperative in order to guarantee the nation’s security.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior, Aregbesola, speaking on the attack on Kuje prisons  detailed that despite the extensive intelligence gathered before the onslaught, the attacks succeeded due to “there was no will to act.”

He also revealed that President Buhari had received a report on the preliminary investigation of the Kuje attack and officers who have been found to renege on their responsibilities would be punished.

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