Alleging unlawful and unprecedented extortion of their members in the guise of levies by Yobe State Road Transport Agency (YOROTA), hundreds of Tricycle Riders (Keke) organised a nonviolent demonstration in the streets of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.
The protests, which began early on Tuesday, disrupted commercial operations and traffic patterns throughout the city and its surroundings for several hours.
Governor Mai Mala Buni, who appears to be concerned about the protests, has issued a warning, stating that the state administration will not tolerate any actions that could jeopardise public order.
The governor issued the order on Tuesday and stated that the administration will never jeopardise the safety and security of its inhabitants in a press release that was signed by Mohammed Mamman, his spokesperson.
He said government shall stand firm against anything and anyone that disrupts the relative peace and harmony enjoyed across the state.
“We have had very bitter experience of breach of peace for quite a long time in the state. We can not afford to have any more.
“We are recovering from a protracted security challenge. We must avoid any issue capable of threatening our hard earned peace, ” Governor Buni advised.
He charged members of organizations, and associations to always channel their grievances through constituted authorities and must not in any way take the laws into their hands.