In Bauchi Car racing by youth worries NOA

activities of the car racers, youths in the metropolis are also in the habit of riding horses dangerously on busy highways.

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The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Bauchi has described as ‘worrisome’, the activities of some youth in the state, which pose threat to safety of lives and property.

Acting Director of NOA in the state, Alhaji Nuru Kobi, in a press statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, said the youth were in the habit of engaging in ‘car racing’ on some highways in Bauchi metropolis.

“Some youth in Bauchi metropolis engage themselves in car racing, using the old Airport GRA, thereby discomforting residents of the area.

“The practice has spread to Polo Club area, where road leading to the club is being barricaded by the car racers, violating right to freedom of movement of members of the public,” he noted.

The director therefore called on parents in the state to intervene by ensuring that their children did not engage in acts capable of jeopardizing the existing peace in the state.

He also called on the appropriate authorities to check the activities of such youth which had been posing threat to safety of lives and property.

When contacted by NAN for his comment on the issue, Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi, Mr Ibrahim Abubakar, said they were not aware of this development but would investigate and put a stop to it.

“We are not aware but if that is really happening, it is our responsibility to put a stop to it and we shall do that.

“We will not allow any activity on the highway that puts the lives of road users at risk,” he said.

NAN reports that apart from the activities of the car racers, youths in the metropolis are also in the habit of riding horses dangerously on busy highways.

Others engage in skating, thereby causing accidents and posing threat to the safety of lives of law-abiding road users.

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