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Insecurity: Kaduna Bans Livestock Transportation

The Kaduna State Government, Northwest Nigeria, had earlier placed a ban on felling/transporting of trees, selling of petrol in jerry cans and weekly markets in select Local Government Areas.

The Kaduna State Government says it has banned the transportation of livestocks within and into the state with effect from Thursday, Sept. 2.

According to Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the decision to ban the transportation of livestocks from the state to other states in the country came after a wide consultations and series of thorough security reviews

The ban also prohibits the transportation of livestock into Kaduna State from other states. Both bans take effect immediately, from today, Aruwan said.

“The government also wishes to reiterate that the transportation of donkeys into the state is a criminal offence and anyone found engaging in this will be prosecuted accordingly,” the Commissioner said in a statement.

The state also suspended the Kawo weekly market which usually holds every Tuesday in Kaduna North Local Government Area with immediate effect.

The Government of Kaduna State earlier in the week gave directives to suspend weekly markets, and selling of petrol in jerry cans in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi and Kajuru LGAs, as well as banning the felling of trees for timber, firewood and charcoal and other commercial purposes in Birnin Gwari, Kachia, Kajuru, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, and Kauru LGAs.

Kaduna, Zamfara and other states in the Northwest and North-central Nigeria have become havens for terror attacks.

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