How Unregistered Motorcycles Aid Banditry, Other Crimes In North-West

Bandits and other sundry criminals in North-West are having a field day perpetrating their nefarious activities without a trace by using unregistered motorcycles to traverse most parts of northern Nigeria’s hinterlands where road accessibility remains a challenge.

People in many communities in the outskirt of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, and other states said it would be difficult to contain kidnapping and other crimes without checkmating the illegal use of motorcycles.

Many states in Nigeria have banned the use of motorcycles while others have restricted them to the semi-urban areas and the hinterlands, mainly because they constitute a nuisance to the cities.

However, because of their growing popularity among criminals, such as Boko Haram in the North-East and bandits in the North-West, most Northern states have banned motorcycles to stem the tide but to no avail.

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