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12 Steps Taken by Katsina State to Overcome Security Crisis.

The governor of northwestern Nigeria's Katsina State has signed into law the Security Oversight Act with a view to addressing some of the insecurity plaguing the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by the aide to Governor Aminu Masari on media on Tuesday.

The law, which will take effect on August 31, 2021, contains 12 steps including:

 1. Prohibit the transport of cattle from Katsina State to any state in Nigeria.

 2. Prohibition of carrying wood in trucks out of the desert.

 3. Prohibition of the sale of livestock in the markets of Jibiya, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Charanchi, Mai'adua, Kafur, Faskari, Sabuwa, Baure, Dutsinma and Kaita Local Government Areas.

 4. The sale of once used motorcycles in Charanchi market is prohibited.

 5. It is forbidden to carry three people on one motorcycle and to carry more than three passengers on a three-wheeler Keke Napep.

 6. The law then ordered the closure of Jibiya Road to Gurbi Baure where vehicles would stop, following the Puntuwa road instead. 

 7. The Kankara-Sheme road is also off-limits to taxis and they are advised to follow the Funtua road. Only private vehicles are instructed to follow the road if they need to.

8. The law also stipulates the sale of petrol to vehicles buying above N5,000, will not be sold in 12 local government areas.

 9. Only two oil houses are allowed to be sold in Jibiya, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Faskari, Dandume, Musawa, Matazu, Dutsinma, Kurfi, Danja and Kafur sub-counties.

 10. The sale of petrol in jerry cans is also banned.

 11. The law also prohibits Napep motorcycle traffic from 10pm to 6am in Katsina, and from 6pm to 6am in the local government areas of the state.

 12. However, the law allows health workers, journalists and security personnel to use a Keke Napep motorcycle during prohibited times.

Katsina State is one of the most insecure states in northwestern Nigeria at the moment.

 Even in the past the authorities in the state have taken various measures to curb the threat it faces.

 The state governor recently advised the people of the state to take up arms to protect themselves, a move that has sparked controversy.

 While authorities say they are doing their best to ensure peace in the area, reports indicate an increase in attacks and kidnappings, indicating that there is still a long way to go.

Content created and supplied by: Muhaliyu (via Opera News )

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