The Federal Government of Nigeria seems to be taking the fight against terrorism to the nooks and crannies of the country as steps are being taken to collaborate with commercial motorcycle riders across the nation through ACOMORAN.
According to the national president of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Sheuh Babangida Mehula, members of the association has pledged to partner with the security agencies to tackle terrorism, kidnapping and other crimes in the country.
Babangida Mehula, said this at a press briefing in Abeokuta, while unveiling the identification/security code for every member of the association.
He said the association, through its members, would assist the security agencies in “intelligence gathering” since they operate in nooks and crannies of the state.”
According to him the code would afford ACOMORAN the avenue to capture the biometric data of members operating in any part of the state.
He further explained that through the code, members who commit any crime or aid criminals could easily be tracked down to his unit where he operates.
“The code is for the benefit of both the riders and passengers. It was conceived by the office of the Inspector General of Police, then sent to Minister of Transportation, who later routed it to the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.” He stated.
– Wale Adewunmi, Ogun State Correspondent