The Enugu State Government has issued an order banning the operations of Tricycle (Keke), Motorcyle (Okada) and Tipper-Truck in all communities in Nkanu East and Nkanu West areas of the state.
The state government also banned the operation of Tricycle, Motorcyle and Tipper-Truck in the following communities/neighbourhoods in Enugu South LGA; Amechi Uno, Amechi Awkunanaw, Amechi Uwani, Obeagu Main, Obeagu Uno, Centenary City/Obunagu, Obeagu, One day, Garki, Akwuke, Ugwuaji, Ndiagu Onunyo, Maryland and Ikiriki.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, disclosed that the decision was sequel to an emergency Security Council meeting held in Enugu State Government House, on Thursday, February 24, 2022 “on the heels of the recent spike in insecurity in parts of the state and Executive Order No.1: 2022 dated 24th February, 2022”.
The statement enjoined members of the public “to comply with this Order as the Security Agencies in the State have been directed to enforce it”.
Purenews Reporters reported that unknown armed gang attacked various polling units in some parts of the state during the local council elections on Wednesday, killing scores of people and destroyed properties worth over two hundred Million naira.
The full text of the statement reads:
“Following an emergency Security Council meeting held in Enugu State Government House today, Thursday, 24th February 2022 on the heels of the recent spike in insecurity in parts of the State and Executive Order No.1: 2022 dated 24th February 2022, the operation of Tricycle popularly called Keke, Motorcycle otherwise known as Okada, and Tipper Truck have been banned forthwith in the following areas in the State:
“All communities in Nkanu East Local Government Area;
“All communities in Nkanu West Local Government Area; and
“The following communities/neighborhoods in Enugu South Local Government Area:
I. Amechi Uno
II. Amechi Awkunanaw
III. Amechi Uwani
IV. Obeagu Main
V. Obeagu Uno
VI. Centenary City/Obunagu
VIII. One day
XII. Ndiagu Onunyo
“Members of the public are enjoined to comply with this Order as the Security Agencies in the State have been directed to enforce it.
“Prof Simon Uchenna Ortuanya
Secretary to the State Government.