₦100 Daily Tax: Tricycle Riders, Police Clash In Kano


Youths suspected to be tricycle riders, on Monday, clashed with police operatives at Gyadi-Gyadi court road in Kano.

The police had fired shots in the air to disperse the youth who were trying to enforce a strike action declared for the tricycle operators in the state.

The youths, while trying to ensure all riders complied with the strike order, resorted to attacking their colleagues for allegedly violating the order.

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Some tricycle riders have had their vehicles’ windshields smashed and passengers asked to alight from the vehicles.

The youth blocked the road and burnt tyres but police intervention has restored normalcy in the area.

They were on strike to resist the ₦100 daily tax enforced by the state government through the Kano State Roads and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) among other issues.

The tricycle riders said the action becomes necessary to avert what they described as extortion in the name of tax and other fines.


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