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Motorcycle / Mining bans to combat insecurity

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The FG is considering a ban on illegal mining and commercial motorcycles.

TVC News Nigeria gives us a report on the FG’s consideration of adding new bans to combat insecurity.

Recent considerations by the Nigerian FG, looks to ban mining activities and commercial motorcycles in order to address the rising insecurity in the country. This announcement made by Abubakar Malami, looks to temporarily use these bans to decrease the bankrolls of bandits operating throughout the country.


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Ask Nigeria
17 days ago

Motorcycle / Mining bans to combat insecurity – The FG is considering a ban on illegal mining and commercial motorcycles.  – Express your point of view.

Yomii
Member
16 days ago

At long last, this is a sound proposition. The unlawful mining and use of motorcycles in areas where they are not needed must be stopped. In some parts of the country, criminals take advantage of the fact that motorcycles grant them access to areas that cars and trucks cannot reach when the police are chasing them. This is a good call from the government.

Taiwoo
Member
16 days ago

Motorcycles have been held responsible for a disproportionately high number of accidents in certain regions of the country, in addition to being implicated in criminal activity.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
16 days ago

These terrorists are getting wiser, as evidenced by the fact that they have resorted to the use of non-traditional means of revenue like as mining and the collecting of ransom in order to finance their criminal endeavours.

SarahDiv
Member
16 days ago

Banning commercial okada and illegal mining in the country will be the right step in the right direction taken by our government. Criming activities will be able drop in the country. Government shouldn’t stop there, but rather look for other measures to control criminality in the country.

DimOla
Member
16 days ago

Such activities should be ban to reduce rate of crime which is more pronounce in the north especially in Zamfara where illegal mining of gold is taking place.
However, ban okada in the southern part of Nigeria is not necessary because major of the crime carried are not done by motorcycle. Government should rather use other security measures to stop crime rate in country.

Remi1
Member
16 days ago

The regulations that the government is considering imposing are good for the country as a whole, I have no problem with them because they will be to our advantage.

Kazeem1
Member
16 days ago

Any problem that could develop into a danger to the country’s national security or its very existence calls for certain concessions to be made; if one of those concessions is giving up the use of motorcycles, then so be it

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
16 days ago

I support the Government on this…The rate of criminal activities in the country is increasing everyday, disturbing the peace of this country as a result … Any means of curbing this activities should be supported

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
16 days ago

Banning motorcycles is not really the way to solve insecurity in the country. There are so many other things we need to address first, like the competence of our security operatives.

AN-Abiodun
Member
16 days ago

Sadly, we’ve left the real issue and we are chasing shadow.

Nothing to prove that those bandits only ride motorcycles and not cars.

Banning motorcycles will lead to more criminal activities if alternative is not provided for those using it as their main source of livelihood.

Ultra0711
Member
16 days ago

Banning motorcycle without providing alternative job for those that use it for commercial business will only hike the rate of unemployment more in the country and create more problem. Insecurity can’t be combat just by putting ban on Motorcycle our government needs to put out real action.

Hassan Isa
Member
16 days ago

It is a really good idea to prohibit the use of motorbikes and mining activities since this would reduce the amount of logistical support that can be provided to terrorist organisations.

Chibuzor
Member
16 days ago

Motorcycles provide transportation for terrorists, while mining is their source of funds for purchasing arms, so I support this ban and hope it gets enacted.

Khalifa001
Member
16 days ago

The government have given reason for stopping the illegal mining and also the commercial motorcycle from Nigeria we were told it for the safety of the country and to think of it actually good but people with the motorcycle how do they survive and the people in the illegal mining it bad for them also

Mercy unisex saloon
Member
16 days ago

This is a good idea finally. Long overdue in stopping illegal mining and motorcycle in regions not needed. Motorcycle are used to commit crimes in some regions in the country, it allows them access to where vehicles or trucks can’t reach when being pursued by authority. Illegal mining site are not just dangerous to the community around it but also to the people working it. Without regulated safety procedure it could be a death trap.

Tonerol10
Member
16 days ago

Government have taking their decisions, with their reasons, For security purposes they said. All we want is a better country

AN-Usman
Member
16 days ago

There is no debate on that the Government has failed us in keeping us safe and safeguarding the country. There are other things that can be done to improve security in the country, banning motorcycle we only make things worse for those earning there living from it.

Abusi
Member
16 days ago

This a good plan by the Federal government. Although it’s important they provide alternative jobs for people especially as a result of those who drive motorcycles. This will help fight against Insecurity to an extent. Also, if the people out of jobs do not find a new job to do, they might resort commiting crime and causing nuisance in the society. The government should be proactive on this better.

theApr
Member
16 days ago

Have they created alternative for bikes? How do people get to their houses from bus-stops? If these bad guys begin to pull up in cars after the ban, will they ban cars too? You’re trying to combat insecurity, yet you want to drastically increase the unemployed population. Wow, such an intelligent idea. Combat the brains behind the insecurity, not the means of transport. Did they even weigh the pros and cons of bike. We are not ready in this country.

Bola12
Member
16 days ago

I can’t believe this bandits are now using mining activities to finance their criminal activities, this is meant to be source of revenue to this country. The government should minimize mining activities for now and also ensure the mining spots are fully guarded.

Tolaniiii
Member
16 days ago

The rate of criminal activities in NIgeria is increasing everyday. Any means of curbing this activities should be fully supported .

Haykaylyon26
Member
16 days ago

Anything that will inconvenient the peace of this country should be ban peace as to reign in the country, if all this will be an obstacle in our security it should be ban

Adesanyaj72
Member
16 days ago

Anything that threatens the security of a nation should be banned . Bandits are really taking advantage of this mining activity so they government should try to suppress its activities for now.

Christiana
Member
16 days ago

Motorcycles are commonly used for committing crimes, like killing, stealing and pickpocketing so banning the distribution and use of it will not be a bad idea

jdpumping
Member
16 days ago

Anything to curb the menace of banditry is a welcome idea because their operations has been so drastic in all ramifications.

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