May 10, 2021

JUST IN; Governor orders closure of strategic markets over bandit attacks

The closure of some major strategic markets in Zamfara State have been ordered by the Governor, Bello Matawalle Mohammed. This decision follows incessant attacks against people carrying out lawful businesses in the State.

This was disclosed in a press statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, the government disturbed by the senseless killings, maiming and general destruction of lives and property of the mostly farming communities had already condoled with the families of the victims of the dastardly act.

“The government, therefore, ordered the immediate stock-taking of the damages inflicted on the affected communities to provide the needed support and assistance for the families of the victims.

“Meanwhile, the State Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs was directed to as a matter of urgency, mobilise to the affected communities and provide immediate assistance to the families of the victims.

“The government also deemed it necessary to order for the immediate closure of the following markets beginning from today Thursday, April 22, 2021, until further notice.

“Security agencies are hereby directed to ensure strict compliance. They are also ordered to deal, ruthlessly, with anyone found violating law and order within and around the affected markets,” he stated.

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