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Gov Masari orders reopening of filling stations, cattle markets

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has approved for the reopening of all filling stations and cattle markets closed down as a result of cattle rustling and armed banditry in the state.

Governor Masari directed the two Emirate Councils in the State to admonish District and Village Heads of the affected areas to be vigilant.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa says that Government will not hesitate to re-enact the closure where a resurgence of any dubious activity is noticed.

The filling stations and cattle markets were closed down in September last year on the basis of the two security containment orders by the Government to prevent the supply of fuel to bandits and the transactions on rustled animals in the State.

The two security containment orders include closing two major roads: Jibia to Gurbin Baure and Kankara to Sheme.

According to the laws, the Governor also banned illegal junctions and motor parks as well as cattle markets in 14 LGAs: Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanci, Mai adua, Kafur, Faskari, Sabuwa, Baure, Dutsinma and Kaita.

Editing by Adeniyi Bakare