Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has on Monday, signed a “security challenges (containment) order” took stringent measures to address Insecurity in the state.
This was contained in a Security Challenges, Containment Order signed by the State Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
The order that came into force today (Tuesday) has indicated the total closure of Jibia-Gurbin Baure road to all motorists; and Kankara-Sheme road to all commercial vehicles till further notice.
Equally banned in the order was the conveyance of firewoods from the bush and transportation of catlle out of the state as well as the suspension of buying and selling of all kinds of animals in the markets across 14 affected local governments areas which includes Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Dan Musa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Sabuwa, Baure, Dutsinma and Kaita.
The order has further banned the Sales of second-hand Motorcycles at Charanchi Market; Fuel in jerricans as well as carrying more than two persons and more than three passengers on motorcycles and tricycles respectively.
However, the order has designated two filling station each from the 14 affected local government area who were allowed to sell fuel not exceeding N5,000 to motorist.
“Only 2 designated filling stations are allowed to sell fuel of not more than N5,000 to motorists in Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Dan Musa, Kankara, Faskari, Sabuwa, Dan Dume, Musawa, Matazu, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Danja and Kafur local government areas” the order read in part.
A copy of the order obtained by the SMARTS NEWS has indicated “re-inforcement” on the ban of operation of commercial Motorcycles and tricycles from 10pm to 6am in the state capital and; from 6pm to 6am in the “Front line Local Government Areas” across the state.
Some identified essential workers such as security personnel, health personnel and journalists were exempted from the ban of movement within the stipulated period.
It would be recalled that Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state and Nasiru Elrufai of Kaduna state have recently taken similar measures to curtailed security Challenges bedevilling their respective states.