The decision signed on Friday June 21, states that motorbikes would henceforth circulate within these subdivisions from 6am to 6pm. The current order doesn't however apply to administrative motorbikes and other bikes on special authorisation from the governor.
The decision to suspend the circulation of motorbikes in Batibo and Widikum subdivisions in Momo Division was issued on the 6th of March, while that of Bafut in Mezam Division, was issued on the 23rd of April. Belo in Boyo subdivision got its sanction on the 11th of May.
These areas witnessed constant attacks from armed separatists over military officials, which pushed North West chief administrator to take that decision. Till date, calm is yet to return especially to Bafut, Belo, Batibo and Widikum, as gun battles between separatists and Cameroonian soldiers continue, leading to the displacement of many settlers.
Governor Lele however warns that anyone who violates the partial circulation order, will be punished according to the law.