Niger State Government Bans Cattle Markets, Roll Out New Security Directives

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From September 1, 2021, all weekly cattle markets in Niger State will be suspended. This is part of a larger effort to stem the tide of armed banditry and kidnappings.

Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, Secretary to the State Government, said in a statement on Tuesday that any vehicle bringing cattle into the state must have a Way-bill and proof of where the cattle came from and where they are going to be taken

On top of that, state law prohibited the sale of petroleum products in Jerry Cans or any other containers at filling stations, as well as the operation of trucks transporting fire.

According to him, motorcycles are only allowed to be driven in Minna and the surrounding area from 6 am to 6 pm.

He added that no petroleum station was allowed to sell more than N10,000 worth of product to a vehicle at a time.

In addition, he warned gas stations to be on the lookout for vehicles or motorcycles that were

According to reports, the Niger State ban on motorcycles would be extended into regions with a high rate of banditry and kidnappings.

All of these measures came five days after the state’s governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, promised to deal with criminals in the state while receiving Tegina Islamiyya Children at Government House in Minna.

As the SSG put it: “Government is aware of how these actions would affect people, but the decision was made in order to benefit society as a whole.”

In addition to banning sales of gently used clothing, such as cardigans, the state government plans to use motorcycles to distribute loaves of bread in cardboard cartons, according to Daily Trust.

It was alleged that some of them acted as informants and provided guns to bandits and other criminals.

On the other hand, the government is still considering banning the sale of cardigans, also known as Sweaters, and the hawking of bread with cartons on motorcycles.

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