As part of measures to address security challenges in Niger State, the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has given approvalls that all weekly cattle markets across the state are hereby suspended.
In addition to this, any vehicle carrying cattle into the state has been mandated to show waybill and evidence of the origin where the cattle were purchased and their destination.
The government also said the sale of petroleum products in jerrycans or any other containers at filling stations in the state is hereby banned.
The government stated further that the new measures was to commence from September 1, adding that all filling stations were also mandated not sell petrol of more than N10,000 to each vehicle at a time and should be wary of vehicles or motorcycles coming for repeat purchases.
The government stated this in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Wednesday through the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Metane.
According to the statement, the state government has also suspended the operation of trucks carrying firewood/timber across the state, adding that all motorcycles were only allowed to operate from 6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m across the state.
Government said it was however aware of the inconveniences the measures would cause the people, but reiterated that the decision was taken in the overall interest of the state.
“Government is calling on the people of the state to be very vigilant, security conscious and report all suspicious characters, movements or objects to security agents.
“Security is everybody’s business and all hands must be on deck in complementing government’s efforts towards safeguarding lives and property of citizens,” the statement added
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