Gunmen on rampage, kill 20 Okada riders

Report says unknown gunmen are now on rampage as Commercial motorcyclists across Ekiti State are their targets; even as the Police have been warned them against working in the night.

This followed the spate of killings of the Okada riders in recent times in the state, leading to deaths of more than 20 of them.

Addressing the motorcyclists at a meeting held at Fajuyi Pavilion in Ado, a Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr Victor Akinsanya, said the rate of killings of riders in the State capital called for concern, hence all hands must be on deck to fish out the perpetrators.

He said henceforth, commercial motorcyclists would not be allowed to work beyond ten o’clock in the evening and advised operators to supply credible intelligence to security agencies to curb the menace.

Mr Akinsanya also implored them to obey traffic rules, ensure registration of their motorcycles and desist from taking passengers to unknown locations.

In his remarks, the chairman of Okada Riders Association in Ekiti State, Mr Kunle Asaolu, said that the emergency meeting was occasioned by the incessant attacks on Okada riders in the state.

He explained that 23 commercial motorcyclists were killed and their motorbikes snatched within the last three weeks.

The Chairman, Okada Riders Association in Ekiti State, Mr Kunle Asaolu said that efforts were in top gear to fish out the culprits and advised the commercial motorcyclists to abide by the guidelines released by the police.

Also, CSP Mustapha Mohammed conveyed the message in Hausa to riders who are from the northern part of the country.

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