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Katsina govt bans inter-state movement of cattle



Kastina State governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

The Katsina State Government has banned the transportation of cattle through the state to any other state in the country.

A statement signed by state government spokesperson, Abdul Labaran, said that the ban is geared towards reducing banditry in the state.

The ban, which is aimed at improving security in the state, is also backed by the Security Challenges (Containment) Order signed into law by Governor Aminu Bello Masari.

The directive issued on Tuesday also prohibits the movement of trucks/lorries carrying firewood from the forest, the sale of animals and second-hand motorcycles.


Tricycle and motorcylce operators were also ordered not to carry more than three persons at once.

The statement read: “In addition, the Security Challenges (Containment) Order also imposed the (total) closure of Jibia-Gurbi Baure road to all motorists, with travellers plying the road to use the alternative Funtua road until further notice, and (the closure of) Kankara-Sheme road to all commercial vehicles, who are similarly advised to go through Funtua,” the statement added.

“However, private non-commercial vehicles may ply the road if they do wish.

“Furthermore, the Order also limits the sale of fuel of NOT more than N5,000.00 to motorists to ONLY 2 designated filling stations in Jibia,Batsari, Safana,Danmusa, zaka kara, Faskari, Sabha, Dandume, Musawa, Matazu, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Danja and Kafur Local Government Areas, even as it reinforces the prohibition of the sale of petrol in Jerrycans at filling stations.

“Still, the Order has reinforced the ban on the operation of commercial tricycles and motorcycles from 10.00am to 6.00am in the state capital 6.00pm to 6.00 am in the Front Line Local Government Areas.


“The Order however, permits identified essential workers (health personnel, security personnel and journalists) to use tricycles and motorcycles BEYOND the banned periods.”

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