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Mixed reactions trail late night ban on tricycle operations in Kano

The Kano government on Monday banned the operations of commercial tricycles after 10:00 p.m., as part of security measures.

• July 19, 2022
Photo of tricycles (Credit: Ahmed Oluwasanjo/Peoples Gazette)
Photo of tricycles (Credit: Ahmed Oluwasanjo/Peoples Gazette)

Residents of Kano on Tuesday expressed mixed feelings about the ban on late-night operations by commercial tricycle riders by the state government.

The government issued a statement on Monday banning the operations of commercial tricycles after 10:00 p.m., as part of security measures.

Speaking in Kano on Tuesday, some residents commended the directive while others advised the state government to rescind its decision.

Sani Lawal of Gwamaja Quarters described the restriction as punishment for many for the sins of a few people.

Ado Saleh, a commercial motorcycle operator resident at Unguwa-Uku, said the restriction would affect many commuters’ source of livelihood.

Mr Saleh said that many work night shifts, and most especially travellers going into the state in night buses will be affected.

Shade Moses, a resident of Sabon-Gari, said the restriction would affect residents living in remote areas of the state capital and other parts of the state.

Bala Muhammad, who resides at Dakata area of Kano, described the directive as a step in the right direction, saying many lives have been lost to the activities of some criminals, who used tricycles to perpetrate evil.

Another resident of the Hausawa area of the state capital, Aminu Isa, said the restriction would curb the destruction of lives and property by criminals operating with tricycles at night.

Labaran Aliyu, a civil servant, commended the state government for the restriction, saying it would reduce rampant cases of phone-snatching.

Mr Aliyu said that he lost a family member to criminals posing as commercial tricycle operators in the state capital one night.


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