Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has restricted movement of commercial motorcycles, known as Okada, in Yola and Girei local government areas.
“This directive is an executive order for direct response to the growing activities of criminals disrupting peace of the state,” said the statement.
“The affected areas are Mamba, Yolde Pate and Ngurore communities of Yola South local government area and Viniklang and Federal Housing Estate in Girei local government area.”
The Adamawa governor added that the order “is with immediate effect from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.”
The directive is contained in a statement issued by the governor’s press secretary Hunwashi Wonosikou in Yola.
Mr Fintiri noted that the restriction was meant to curb rising crimes in affected communities.