Members of the Association of the Commercial Motorcycle Operators in Birnin Kebbi numbering up to 4 have feared dead in the Kebbi state capital within three months.
Killed by suspected thieves, Chairman of the Association, Malam Nafi’u Zaki who disclosed this said, they have not recorded such incident until recently.
Speaking to newsmen on Monday in Birnin Kebbi, ZAKI said “From May to date , we have lost four of our members ; one in May and the other three within this month, and all were from Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area. On July 6, our member from Gumi LGA of Zamfara State was killed by the thieves in Makera community of Birnin Kebbi LGA.
“On July 9, a member named, Yasir Dayyabu, from Talatar Mafara, Zamfara State was also killed by the thieves. On July 12, another one named, Samaila Birnin Kebbi was also killed by the thieves, all within this month.
“The first one we had after one year and six months without any record of killing our member was in May, this year, victim name was Bashir Gwadangaji. They were manhandled , waylaid and sometimes strangled or stabbed to death.” he added
“Our members have so far reached 37,000 in our register ; most of them were from neighbouring villages and states, and 80 per cent of them are not the sole owners of the motorcycles, they all have masters,” he said.
Zaki called on the State Government and security agencies to attend to the security situation in the state.