In recent times, there has been a resurgence of armed  robbery and other sundry crimes in the two cities of Umuahia ,  Aba and the environs.
Security reports confirm that these  hoodlums operate with keke tricycle and Okada motorbike.
As part of the security measures towards checkmating the activities of these hoodlums,    government is hereby re-enforcing the old rule and order as it relate to  the operation of keke riders and okada riders in Abia State.
Henceforth, Keke riders are only allowed to operate within the hours of 6am and 7pm in Aba and Umuahia,  while okada  remains  banned in the metropolis.
Okada can only operate in the outskirts and communities.
This order takes effect immediately.
The Government is  determined to maintain law and order and protect the life and property of the law abiding citizens and therefore warns all criminals and evil minded persons  to desist from their evil acts or face the full weight of the law.
The government is also using this medium to remind the people to be security conscious and to offer information to security agencies through the free security toll lines.
Godwin Adindu
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.