PRESS RELEASE: REVIEW OF THE OPERATING HOURS OF MOTORCYCLES AND TRICYCLES IN IKOT EKPENE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY
The Government of Akwa Ibom State has observed in recent times, an increase in the frequency of criminal activities in Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituency. These criminal activities have led to the loss of lives of innocent citizens and security personnel as well as arms and ammunition. Perpetrators of these dastardly acts use mainly motor cycles and tricycles to commit these dastardly acts and to escape.
In keeping with its core mandate of of protecting the lives and property of our citizens and security personnel, His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has directed an immediate ban to be placed on the operations of motor cycles and tricycles in Ikot Ekpene federal constituency, from the hours of 6pm to 7am daily, with effect from Friday 26 March 2021.
His Excellency the Governor, thankfully appreciates the commited service of all our law enforcement agencies and urges them to intensify their security patrol and duties, especially in the vulnerable areas in particular and the entire federal constituency in general.
The Government also regrets any inconvenience to innocent citizens and residents of the Federal Constituency, urging them to see this painful decision as a necessary step towards safeguarding their lives and property. This ban will stay in place until further notice.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem
Secretary to State Government
25th March, 2021