The Kaduna State Government has prohibited the sale of petroleum in jerrycans within and outside the premises of filling stations in five Local Government Areas of the state over insecurity.
This was announced in a statement signed by the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday.
According to the statement, the LGAs are Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi and Kajuru council areas.
Also, the state government suspended weekly markets in the five LGAs.
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The also revealed that the decision was taken following a thorough review of the security situation in the listed areas, adding that security personnel have been directed to ensure compliance.
“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.
“The government has 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.
“Security personnel have been directed to ensure compliance with these directives.
“Citizens are enjoined to cooperate with the 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: 09034000060, 08170189999.“