Insecurity: Niger Gov’t bans sale of petroleum in Jerry Cans
By Abubakar Yabagi
Niger State Government has banned weekly cattle markets across the state as part of measures to end the armed banditry and kidnappings in the state, effective from September 1, 2021.
The Secretary to State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane said in a statement the vehicles conveying cattle into the state must show a Way-bill and evidence of origin where cattle were purchased and their destination.
The State had also banned the sale of petroleum products in Jerry Cans or any other containers at filling stations while operations of trucks carrying firewoods and timbers, as well as the movement of motorcycles are not allowed beyond 6 pm from 6 am in Minna and environs.
Matane further said all petroleum stations were not allowed to sell the product of mother than ten thousand naira to a vehicle at a time while also directed filling stations to be vigilant of vehicles or motorcycles coming for repeat purchases.
The SSG noted, “Government is aware of the inconveniences the measures would cause the people, but the decision was taken in the overall interest of the State.”
Niger State Government called on the people to be vigilant, security conscious and report all suspicious characters or movements to security agents, noting that security is everybody’s business.
It also directed security agencies in the state to ensure strict compliance and enforcement of the measures.