Insecurity: Northern State Announces ban on Inter-State Transportation of Cattle, Gives Reason

Insecurity: Northern State Announces ban on Inter-State Transportation of Cattle, Gives Reason

  • The Katsina state government has announced new measures aimed at improve security in the state
  • In a statement signed by Abdu Labaran, the state government spokesperson, the transportation of cattle has been banned
  • Backed by the Security Challenges Order signed into law, the ban also prohibits the sale of animals at the markets

Katsina - The transportation of cattle from Katsina state to other states in Nigeria was on Tuesday, August 31, banned by the state government.

Channels TV reports that this was contained in a statement signed by Abdu Labaran, the spokesperson for Katsina state government.

Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
Katsina state government has banned the transportation of cattle from the state to any other state. Photo credit: Bello Masari.
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According to Labaran, the ban which is part of efforts to improve security in the state also prohibits trucks/lorries carrying firewood from the bush and the sale of animals in fourteen local government areas.

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The ban is backed by the Security Challenges (Containment) Order signed into law by Governor Aminu Bello Masari.

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The order prohibited the sale of second-hand motorcycles at Charanchi market, carrying three persons on motorcycles and carrying more than three passengers on a tricycle.

The Punch also confirming the report stated that Jibia-Gurbin-Baure road was closed to all motorists effective Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

The statement further indicated that the government announced that commercial motorcycles should not carry more than one passenger while tricycles should not carry more than three passengers at a time.

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This recent development was aimed at improving the presence of security personnel in rural communities.

Governor Masari made this announcement through the Director-General, Media, to the Katsina State Governor, Abdul Labaran Malumfashi, while addressing the participants at the 14th special training session, held at the National Institute for Security Studies in Abuja.

Katsina receives N6.2 billion From Nigerian government for cattle ranching

Maenwhile, the federal government has fulfilled its promise and has paid the sum of N6.25 billion to Katsina state for ranch development projects.

The good news was delivered by the governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari. The ranch project is intended to check clashes between farmers and herders.

The governor disclosed this while delivering a lecture on governance, security and sustainable development in Africa, at the National Institute of Security Studies, in Abuja, on Monday, August 23.


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