In the over-riding public security interest arising from several security advisories, the Kaduna State Government on Tuesday ban the cutting of trees for timber, firewood, charcoal and other commercial purposes in seven Local Government Areas of the State.
The affected LGAs includes Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Kauru, Igabi, Kajuru and Kachia. These Local Governments have worst hit by banditry.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan read that “all questionable movements and activities within the thick forests across the seven listed LGAs, are also prohibited with immediate effect.”
“Ahead of this announcement, the Government of Kaduna State had held a formal meeting with the leaderships of the following associations:
“Firewood Sellers Association
Charcoal Sellers Association
“Citizens involved in these activities are therefore strongly advised to comply as vigorous enforcement will be ensured by security agencies,” the statement read.