Attacks: Niger State suspends cattle markets, restricts movement of motorcycles

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Niger State Government has announced the suspension of all weekly cattle markets across the state as part of measures to curtail the rising cases of armed banditry and kidnappings, effective from September 1, 2021.

The Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, also said in a statement on Tuesday, that any vehicle carrying 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 and operations of trucks carrying firewoods and timbers.

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He said movement of motorcycles in Minna and environs is only allowed from 6 am to 6 pm.

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