By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT â€” An appeal has gone to Rivers State government to prevail on its task force harassing operators of Keke NAPEP in Port Harcourt to desist from such.
The Keke Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (KORAN), which made the appeal, argued that tricycle was not the same as motorcycle that had been banned from commercial operation in the state capital.
The group, inÂ a letter to Governor Rotimi AmaechiÂ and signed by the state secretary, urged the gover-nor to step into the situation as the special task force on motorcycle was making it difficult for them to operate.
According to the group, no Keke NAPEP has ever been linked with crime in the state since they commenced operation over three years ago.
â€œWe restricted our opera-tions in Rivers State to adjourning roads and streets and avoided major roads, such as Port Harcourt/Aba express road, Ikwerre Road, Aggrey Road, PHC Main Township, Old GRA and the East West road,â€ the group said.
â€œWe appeal that you save the lives of our KORAN members and commuters and in turn encourage the federal government to make more Keke NAPEP,â€ the group pleaded.