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Insecurity: Masari Bans Cattle Transportation, Petrol Black-Markets In Katsina




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Katsina State government has banned the transportation of cattle from the state to other parts of the country.

The Governor Aminu Masari-led government said the decision was important in other to checkmate the activities of bandits and other criminal acts in the state.

Naija News reports that the executive order was issued on Monday, August 30.

Masari also banned the sale of petrol in jerricans (black-market) to motorists at filling stations.

He also ordered the total closure of the Jibia-Gurbin Baure road to motorists while the Kankara-Scheme road was closed to commercial vehicles.

The enforcement is to come into effect today, August 31.

Naija News understands that many communities have been wiped out, farmlands destroyed by bandits in Katsina State.

Acting to curb the incessant killing, Masari issued the directives which read: “In the exercise of powers conferred upon me by the Subsection (2) of section 176 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and all other powers enabling me on that behalf, I, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari CFR, the Governor of Katsina State, do hereby make the following:

“This Notice may be cited as the Security Challenges (Containment) Order and shall come into effect on the 31st day of August 2021;

“Immediate total closure of Jibia-Gurbin Baure road to all motorists until further notice. Travellers plying that road are advised to go through Funtua;

“Immediate closure of Kankara-Scheme road to all commercial vehicles, who are advised to go through Funtua. Only private non-commercial vehicles are to ply the road;

“Lorries /Trucks carrying firewood from the bush are banned;

“Suspension of the sale of all animals at the markets of the following Local Government Areas: Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Mai’adua, Kafur, Kafur, Faskari, Sabuwa, Baure, Dutsinma and Kaita;

“Ban on transportation of cattle trucks from Katsina State to any State in Nigeria;

“Total ban on carrying three (3) persons on motorcycles and more than three (3) passengers on a tricycle;

”Total ban on the sale of second-hand motorcycles at Charanchi market

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“Re-enforcement of the ban on the operation of Commercial tricycles and motorcycles from 10.00 p.m to 6.00 a.m in the State Capital, and 6.00 p.m to 6.00 a.m in the frontline Local Government Areas; Re-enforcement of the total ban on the sale of petrol in jerricans at filling stations.”