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Banditry: Katsina reopens cattle markets, fuel stations

The cattle markets were earlier closed as part of measures to tackle cattle rustling and banditry in the state.

• January 16, 2022

The Katsina State Government on Saturday ordered the reopening of all fuel stations and cattle markets earlier closed as part of measures to tackle cattle rustling and banditry in the state.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, said Governor Aminu Masari also instructed the two Emirate Councils in the state, Katsina and Daura, to implore district and village heads of the affected areas to be vigilant.

Mr Masari ordered them to ensure that no act of connivance by butcher leaders (Sarakunan Fawa) and others were allowed, stating that “the government would not hesitate to impose the closure where a resurgence of any dubious activity is noticed.

“It may be recalled that the affected fuel stations and markets were closed down as part of the Security  Challenges Containment Order issued by the government.

“The security containment order was aimed at curtailing the supply of fuel to bandits and transactions on rustled animals in the state,” the statement recalled. 

The government had also shut down network operations across some local government areas in the state as a measure of tackling banditry.

(NAN)

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