Insecurity: Masari orders closure of Batsari-Jibia road
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 made available by Abdullahi Yar’adua, Director of Press to the Acting Secretary to the Government of the State, Alhaji Muntari Lawal.
The governor gave the 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.
According to the order signed by the Katsina Governor, the Batsari Jibia Road will remain closed until further notice.
Governor Masari also ordered for the reopening of Kankara Sheme road to all motorists with immediate effect.
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.
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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