Kaduna State Government has directed the suspension of weekly markets in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Kajuru Local government areas of the state.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Mr Samuel Aruwan says government also banned the selling of petrol in jerrycans within and outside premises of petrol stations in the five local government areas listed, with immediate effect.
According to the statement, after a thorough review of the security situation and recommendations put forward by the security agencies, ” the Kaduna State Government wishes to announce the suspension of all weekly markets in Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Giwa, Chikun and Kajuru local government areas with immediate effect”
It says Security personnel have been directed to ensure compliance with these directives.
The statement enjoined Citizens to cooperate with government as necessary steps are taken against banditry and criminality across the state.
The Kaduna State Security Operations Room remains open for receiving useful information on the following lines:
Aminu Dalhatu, Kaduna