The Niger State Government has outlawed the sale of motorcycles throughout the state.
A government statement Saturday in Minna said the order is with immediate effect.
The statement gave the categories of motorcycles affected by the ban to include Bajaj, Boxer, Qiujeng, Honda ACE, Jingchen and those which engine capacities are 185 cubic centimetres (cc) and above.
Similarly, the government restated its policy banning the use of motorcycles for commercial purposes and the operation of illegal garages and motor parks in Minna metropolis and environs.
The statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, said: “Government rolled out this additional measure which is aimed at eradicating the activities of criminals and the unleashing of mayhem by bandits and kidnappers on innocent citizens in the state.”