ICYMI: Gov. El-Rufai bans transportation of livestock in Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has banned the transportation of livestock from Kaduna state to other states in the country.

This was confirmed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan on Thursday.

Aruwan said that after wide consultations and thorough security reviews, the state government banned the transportation of livestock from the state to other states in the country, as well as into the state from other states.

“Both bans take immediate effect, from today, 2nd September 2021.

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

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He further disclosed that the Kawo weekly market, which is usually held every Tuesday, in Kaduna North LGA, has also been suspended with immediate effect.

Aruwan reminded residents of the state that the previous directives suspending weekly markets and the sale of petrol in jerrycans in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, and Kajuru LGAs was still in place.

“The ban on the felling of trees for timber, firewood and charcoal and other commercial purposes in Birnin Gwari, Kachia, Kajuru, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, and Kauru LGAs, are also still in force”, he added.

“Citizens are hereby informed that all these directives will be vigorously enforced by security agencies,’ Aruwan said.