INSECURITY: POLICE BANS OKADA IN ETIM EKPO AND UKANAFUN
Akwa Ibom State Command of Nigerian Police force has ban the use of motorcycles in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas from 6pm to 7am daily because of reoccurring violent crimes in those local government areas.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP BALA ELKANA. He said “This is to inform the General Public that Akwa Ibom State Police Command has ban the use of Motorcycles at Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun LGAs from 6:00pm to 7:00 am with effect from today 19/11/2017 till further notice. This measure becomes necessary to tackle the rising tide of violent crimes, especially murder and kidnapping in the affected Local Government Areas mainly perpetrated with motorcycles”
The statement further said those who default this order will be dealt with in line with the law. “The Command wishes to state categorically, that violators of this order will be dealt with in accordance with the law”
Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo has been in the news recently for kidnapping, murder and other violent crimes