The Adamawa State Police Command has banned the operation of commercial motorcycles in all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
The command made this known in a press statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, explaining that the ban was informed by the rising crime rate in the state.
The statement which was signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, said, “This has become necessary because of the incessant use of such motorcycles in committing heinous crimes such as kidnapping, armed banditry, communal clashes and other criminal activities in the state.
“The police would by the announcement of the ban go all out on aggressive patrol and arrest of defaulters.”
The ban on motorcycles, it could be recalled, had long been in place but was only observed mostly in the state capital, Yola.