INSECURITY: Katsina Shuts Roads, Bans Sale Of Animals, Inter-State Cattle Movement 


Katsina State Government has closed Jibia-Gurbin-Baure road to all motorists effective Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

It has also closed Kankara-Sheme road to commercial vehicles.

Motorists plying the roads have been advised to use Funtua road as an alternative route.

The directive was contained in a notice titled “Katsina State Government, Nigeria, security challenges (Containment order)” personally signed by Governor Aminu Masari on Monday.

The government also announced other measures among which were the suspension of sales of animals at markets in fourteen Local Government Areas of the state.

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The affected councils are Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Mai’adua, Kafur, Faskari, Sabuwa, Baure, Dutsin-ma, and Kaita.

The Government also announced that only two designated fuel stations have been allowed to sell fuel that is not more than N5,000 to motorists in each of the following fourteen councils – Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Faskari, Sabuwa, Dandume, Musawa, Matazu, Dutsin-ma, Kurfi, Danja and Kafur while it also reinforced its ban on the sale of fuel in Jerry cans throughout the state.

It also announced a ban on the sale of second-hand motorcycles at Charanchi market.

The government also announced a “ban on transportation of cattle trucks from Katsina state to any state in Nigeria.”

It has also banned lorries/trucks from carrying firewood from the bush.


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