Insecurity: Katsina orders reopening of fuel stations, cattle markets

Aminu Masari of Katsina

Katsina State on Saturday evening announced the immediate reopening of all filling stations and cattle markets earlier closed down on account of cattle rustling and banditry in the state.

A statement on the directive signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Muhammad Inuwa, was made public by his media spokesman, Abdullahi Yar’adua on Saturday.

The statement said Governor Aminu Masari approved the directive.

According to the statement, Masari instructed the two Emirate Councils in the State, i.e Katsina and Daura, to admonish District and Village Heads of the affected areas to be vigilant and ensure that “no any act of connivance by Sarakunan Fawa and others is allowed.”

The statement warned that would not hesitate to re-enact the closure where a resurgence of any dubious activity was noticed.

Katsina State had in September, 2021, announced some measures including the closure of some markets as part of strategies to tackle insecurity in the state.

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Other measures announced then included closure of Jibia- Gurbin- Baure as well as Kankara- Sheme road to commercial vehicles.

The state also announced the suspension of sale of animals at markets in 14 Local Government Areas of the state and restriction of sales of fuel to only two designated fuel stations in fourteen councils.

Operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles were also restricted then from 10pm to 6am in the state capital, Katsina, while it is from 6pm to 6am in all the 14 LGAs that suffer incessant attacks by terrorists.

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