The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has shockingly ban the use of motorcycles in all parts of the state between 7pm and 6am.
Umahi gave this directive on Monday while addressing stakeholders and non-governmental organisations during the 2023 budget estimate and citizen’s inputs that took place at the ecumenical centre, Abakaliki, the state capital.
The Governor heaped the cause of the serial killings of residents by unknown gunmen to the use of motorbikes.
Umahi explained that the ban on the use of motorcycles in the 13 LGAs was because it was being used by unknown gunmen to kill innocent citizens, especially as the 2023 general elections approached.
However, the Governor insisted that the Ebube-Agu security operatives would not be scraped as was alleged by opposition parties, stressing that the operatives had come to stay.
“We ban the use of motorcycles in any part of the state from 7pm to 6am. It is for the betterment of your lives. All the unknown gunmen are using motorcycles.
“We have to do everything possible to secure your lives. My good friend was killed yesterday night by unknown gunmen who used motorcycles and spread bullets on him. Many people have lost their lives in this process. We need to make sacrifices” he said.