The Association of Commercial Motorcycle Operators says 20 of its members were killed by thieves in the last six months in Kebbi State. Malam Nafi’u Zaki, the Chairman of the association, said on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi that the killings were reported in three Local Government Areas. He said that no fewer than 800 members of the association have abandoned the business for fear of falling victims of bike snatchers.
He said, “From April to date, we have lost 20 of our members; 11 were from Birnin Kebbi Local Government while nine were from Argungu and Yauri Local Government Areas. “They were manhandled, waylaid and sometimes strangled or stabbed to death. We registered 4,000 members as at last year; most of them were from neighbouring villages. But this year, we have only registered 3,200 members. Read more