Jigawa govt breaks silence over arrest of 123 okada riders in Lagos


Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has reacted to the arrest of 123 motorcyclists, otherwise known as okada riders by Lagos State Government.

The Governor in a statement by his Personal Secretary, Auwalu D. Sankara, on Saturday, said state government had already contacted the Lagos State Government over the unlawful arrest of 123 okada riders who are indigenes of Jigawa State.

“After getting in touch with the officials of the Lagos state government, Governor Badaru, who was not in the country also spoke to the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who assured of their unconditional release,” he noted.

Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Task Force had on Friday intercepted a truck with registration number HDJ 680 XA loaded with 48 motorcycles and arrested 123 persons coming from Jigawa State.

They were accused of illegal mass movement to Lagos state.

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