Insecurity: Katsina shut down highways, livestock markets


Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has ordered the immediate close down of some highways in the state to tame activities of bandits and other crimes in the state.

Rural Post learned the highways shut down include Jibia-Gurbin Baure road and Kankara-Scheme roads linking to Zamfara State.

A development in which the Governor advised that all travelers plying the roads should use the Funtua road as an alternative.

The government also suspends transaction activities at livestock markets in the frontline local government’s Areas.

They as well banned transportation or movement of livestock to and fro the state.

Governor Masari gave the order in a Security Challenges (containment) order he signed.

According to him, “In the exercise of powers conferred on 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, the Governor of Katsina State do hereby make the following.

“Immediate total closure of Jibia-Gurbin Baure road to all motorists until further notice.

“Immediate closure of Kankara-Scheme roads to all commercial vehicles. Only private non-commercial vehicles are to ply the road.

“Travelers plying those roads are advised to go through Funtua. Suspension of the sale of all animals at local markets o Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Mai’Adua, Kafur, Faskari, Sabuwa, Baure, Dutsinma, and Kaita.

“Ban transportation of cattle trucks from Katsina State to any state in Nigeria.

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

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“Ban of conveying three persons or more than three passengers on motorcycle and tricycle respectively.

“Ban on sale of second-hand motorcycles in Charanchi market.

“Re-enforcement of the ban on the sale of petrol on jerricans at filling station.

“Re-enforcement of the ban on operation of tricycle and motorcycle between 10 pm to 6 am in the state capital and 6 pm to 6 am in Frontline LGAs while identified essential workers (Health personnel, security personnel, and Journalists) were exempted.

“Only 2 designated filing stations are allowed to sell fuel of not more than N5,000 to motorists in the affected LGAs.

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