Kaduna bans transportation of livestock, weekly markets

By Esther Akaa

The Kaduna State Government (KDSG) has banned the transportation of livestock from the state to other states in the country.

The state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan who disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday said the ban also prohibited the transportation of livestock into Kaduna state from other states.

Mr Aruwan revealed that the state government also suspended the Kawo weekly market which usually holds every Tuesday in Kaduna North Local Government Area (LGA).

He said both bans were with immediate effect, beginning from Thursday, 2 September, 2021.

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

“The Government of Kaduna State wishes to highlight that the previous directives suspending weekly markets, and selling of petrol in jerrycans in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi and Kajuru LGAs, as well as banning 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 still in force,” the commissioner said.

He, therefore, urged citizens to abide by the new directives, saying vigorous  enforcement would be carried out by the various security agencies in the state.

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