Kaduna State Government has announced the immediate Suspension of Weekly Markets in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi and Kajuru Local Government Areas.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs if the state, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Said the decision followed thorough review of security situation and recommendations put forward by the state security agencies.

The Statement explained that, the suspension of the Markets was part of the recommendations of the security agencies, saying all filling stations with the affected local government areas were also directed to henceforth stop selling of petrol in jerrycans within and outside their premises with immediate effect.

Mr. Aruwan noted that, security agencies have been directed to ensure compliance with the directives.

The State government also called on its citizens to cooperate with the government as necessary steps were taken against banditry and criminality across the state.