Katsina State Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, CFR has approved for the immediate reopening of all filling stations and cattle markets earlier closed down on account of cattle rustling and armed banditry in the State.
In a statement Signed by Abdullahi Aliyu Yar’adua Director Press to Secretary to the Government of Katsina State made available to news men revealed that
Governor Aminu Masari however instructed the two Emirate Councils in the State to admonish District and Village Heads of the affected areas to be vigilant and ensure that no any act of connivance by Sarakunan Fawa and others is allowed.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa warned that Government would not hesitate to re-enact the closure where a resurgence of any dubious activity is noticed.
It may be recalled that the affected fuelling stations and markets were closed down as part of the Security Challenges Containment Order issued by the Government to curtail supply of fuel to bandits and the transactions on rustled animals in the State.