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BREAKING: Enugu State Govt. Bans Motorcycle, Keke, Tipper Trucks In 3LGAs

The Enugu state government has placed a ban on Tricycle(Keke), Motorcycles, and Tipper trucks in three Local Government Areas in the state, with immediate effect.

The affected local governments are; Nkanu East, Nkanu West and a part of Enugu South.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the affected communities/neighbourhoods in Enugu South are; Amechi Uno, Amechi Awkunanaw, Amechi Uwani, Obeagu Main, Obeagu Uno, Centenary City/Obunagu, Obeagu, One day, Garki, Akwuke, Ugwuaji, Ndiagu Onunyo, Maryland and Ikiriki.

The decision was taken following an emergency Security Council meeting held in Enugu State Government House, on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

The full 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
VII. Obeagu
VIII. One day
IX. Garki
X. Akwuke
XI. Ugwuaji
XII. Ndiagu Onunyo
XIII. Maryland
XIV. Ikiriki

“Members of the public are enjoined to comply with this Order as the Security Agencies in the State have been directed to enforce it”.

This is coming after gunmen attacked residents that came out to vote in the state’s LG polls leading to the death and injury of certain persons.

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