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Insecurity: Masari Closes Roads And Halts Sale Of Animals In Katsina

Insecurity: Masari Closes Roads And Halts Sale Of Animals In Katsina
In a bid to curb the challenges of insecurity in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, the State Governor, Aminu Masari has announced the closure of some major roads and stopped the sale of animals.

Gatekeepers News reports that the new directives which will take effect from August 31 were contained in the State Security Challenge Containment Order signed by the Governor on Monday.

The Governor ordered the “immediate total closure of Jibia-Gurbin Baure road to motorists until further notice. Travellers plying the road are advised to go through Funtua.

“Immediate closure of Kankara-Sheme road for all commercial vehicles, who are also advised to go through Funtua. Only private vehicles are to ply the road.

“Lorries/trucks carrying firewood from the bush are totally banned.

“Suspension of the sales of all animals at the market of the following Local Government Areas: Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Maiadua, 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 persons on the motorcycle and more than three on the tricycle.”

The Governor also announced a total ban on the sales of second-hand motorcycles at the Charanchi market.

Masari noted that the order reinforced the ban on the operation of commercial tricycles and motorcycles from 10 pm to 6 a.m in the state capital, and 6 p.m-6 a.m in the frontline local governments.

Gatekeepers News reports that he also announced the reinforcement of the total ban on the sales of petrol in jerry cans at filling stations.

The Governor added that “Only two designated filling stations are allowed to sell not more than N5,000 to motorists in Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Faskari, Sabuwa, Dandume, Musawa, Matazu, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Danja, and Kafur local governments.

“Identified essential workers like health personnel, security personnel and journalists could use tricycles and motorcycles beyond the banned period.”

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