The Nigerian Army has banned the use of motorcycles within the hinterland and forests of seven states.
The states are: Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger.
The Army said it observed the use of motorcycles by bandits, kidnappers, criminal elements and their collaborators to perpetrate crimes, hence the ban.
The army observed that while the ban would cause some inconveniences to residents, it was needful to tackle banditry and killings in the North-West region, adding that anyone caught using motorcycles within the named areas would be taken for a bandit. Read more