100 motorcyclists jailed in Sokoto for traffic offences

The Sokoto State Government security outfit, Sokoto Marshals Corps,
on Friday said it had prosecuted more than 100 motorcyclists for
violating traffic rules in Sokoto city and its environs in the last two

The Commandant of the outfit, ACP Sa’idu Madawaki, disclosed this at
a news conference in Sokoto when he reviewed the outfit’s activities
since it took off in November 2014.

He said the accused motorcyclists were prosecuted and convicted to
various jail terms, adding that most of them were arrested for violating
traffic lights, routes violation and related offences.

He noted that “some of them were also arrested for assaulting our
personnel operating along the various roundabouts and inter- sections in
the city.”

The commandant promised that officers of the corps would continue to work diligently to further sanitise the roads.

Madawaki commended the level of cooperation between the outfit and other security agencies in the state.

According to him, the corps has 2,300 personnel deployed to all the 23 local governments of the state.

He said “the 2,300 personnel are categorised into traffic, security and environmental marshals.

“These officers were given rigorous military training before their
deployment in a bid to further secure the lives and property of Sokoto


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