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Insecurity: Katsina Government Closes Batsari-Jibia Road

By Abdulkadir Mohammed

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has ordered the immediate closure of Batsari Jibia Road to all motorists, as a result of persistent kidnapping and armed banditry attacks along the road.

This was disclosed in a statement by Abdullahi Yar’adua, Director of Press to the Acting Secretary to the Government of the State, Alhaji Muntari Lawal.

The Governor gave an Executive Order in line with the powers conferred on him by sub section 2 of 176 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The order signed by the Katsina Governor says the Batsari Jibia Road will remain closed until further notice.

According to the Acting SSG, the order, which was cited as Security Challenges (Containment) Order No. 6, was made in the interest of security and public safety.

Meanwhile, Governor Masari has also ordered the reopening of Kankara Sheme road to all motorists with immediate effect.

People plying the roads are, therefore, advised to take note of the new development and the Security Agencies are to ensure strict compliance.


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