Tricycle riders’ protest under control – Police


The Police Command in Borno said it had brought under control the protest staged by tricycle operators in Maiduguri on Monday.


The Public Relations Officer of the command, Edet Okon, who disclosed this in a statement advised the people to be law abiding.


The tricyclists had on Monday morning blocked major roads in the state capital to protest alleged extortion by policemen.


However, the police said the tricycle riders were protesting against “illegal collection of levies by local government officials and lack of designated parks in the metropolis.


“Today, 30/07/18, tricycle riders in Maiduguri metropolis embarked on protest, alleging illegal collection of levies by local government authorities and non-provision of motor parks for their operations.


“They were promptly addressed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Maiyaki Baba, and the state’s Attorney General, Mr Kaka Shehu.


“The situation has been brought under control and no life was lost,” Okon said.


The statement quoted the Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, as calling on people to be law abiding and to report their grievances to the police and other relevant agencies.


While calling on the people to go about their lawful activities, Chukwu reiterated the commitment of the police to the protection of lives and property. (NAN)

Jul. 30, 2018 @ 16:45 GMT |

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