Breaking: Masari signs security challenges containment order
– Closes 2 roads, fuel stations,
– Ban selling of animals, secondhand motorcycles at major markets,
– Re-enforces ban on commercial motorcycles, tricycles in Katsina
In the exercise of powers conferred upon by the Subsection (2) of section 176 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and all other powers enabling me on that behalf,
The Katsina State Government, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari has signed into law a new order called security challenges (containment) order to curtail the insecurity in the state.
This, according to the Governor is in the exercise of powers conferred upon him by the Subsection (2) of section 176 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The order was signed on the 30th of August, 2021 and is going to be effected from the 31st of August, 2021.
A copy of the order was seen by Katsina Post.
In the order, the Governor ordered for the immediate total closure of Jibia-Gurbin Baure road to all motorists until further notice and travelers plying that road were advised to go through Funtua.
The Governor also ordered the immediate closure of Kankara-Sheme road to all commercial vehicles, who are advised to go through Funtua. Only private non commercial vehicles are to ply the road.
Other bulleting contained in the order include the banning of lories/Trucks carrying firewood from the bush, Suspension of the sale of all animals at the markets of the following Local Government Areas: Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Mal’adua, Kafur, Faskari, Sabuwa, Baure, Dutsinma and Kaita as well as the ban on transportation of cattle trucks from Katsina State to any State in Nigeria.
The Governor also banned carrying 3 persons on motorcycles and more than 3 passengers on a tricycle, and the selling of second-hand motorcycles at Charanchi market.
Also contained in the order, Governor Masari re-enforced the ban on the operation of commercial tricycles and motorcycles from 10.00 p.m to 6.00 a.m in the State capital, and 6.00 p.m to 6.00 a.m in the frontline Local Government Areas and the ban on the sale of petrol in jericcans at filling stations.
According to him, only 2 designated Filling stations will be allowed to sell fuel of not more than N5,000.00 to motorists in Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Faskari, Sabuwa, Dandume, Musawa, Matazu, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Danja and Kafur Local Government Areas.
The order, however excepted essential workers (health personnel, security personnel and Journalists) whom could use tricycles and motorcycles beyond the banned periods.