Ahead of the PDP and APC presidential campaigns in Gombe, the Police have banned the operation of motorcycles in Gombe metropolis for four days to ensure peaceful rallies in the state.
President Goodluck Jonathan is scheduled to hold his re-election campaign on Monday, while APC’s flag bearer’s train, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is expected in the state on Tuesday.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Gombe command, Fwaje Atajiri, made this known in Gombe on Sunday.
He said the ban was to ensure that the police monitor the operations of the motorcyclists in the state.
The spokesman explained that the measure was taken following the use of motorcycles by unscrupulous persons to commit crime.
Atajiri explained that the ban would take effect Sunday (February 1) evening through on February 4.