Insecurity: Zamfara Govt Orders Closure Of Four Markets

Insecurity: Zamfara Govt Orders Closure Of Four Markets

By Sani Muhammad Sani, Gusau


Zamfara state government has ordered the immidiate closure of four markets in four local government accross the state due to the escalating banditry activities resurcing in various communities.


The order was contained in a statement signed signed by the state commissioner of information brahim Dosara Friday.


The markets are Magami, Dan Sadau, Wanke and Dauran in Gusau, Maru and Zurmi Local Governments Areas of the state.


The government has immediate stock-taking of the damages inflicted on the affected communities to provide the needed support and assistance to the families of the victims.


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 implored security agencies in the state to collaborate with one another to provide the needed security to the areas and across the state.


The Government of Zamfara State said it is deeply saddened by Wednesday’s attacks on some communities in Magami District of Gusau Local Government Area of the state which claims the lives of 51 persons.


The government further noted with dismay, the callous act of terrorism mated to innocent people carrying out their legitimate businesses in search of food for their respective families.


The government, therefore, condemned the act of terrorism targeted at law-abiding citizens who have been contributing to the development of the state in particular and the country in general.


The government regretted that the evil act happened when the government is making every effort to ensure full return of peace and security in the state.


Security agencies according to the statement are directed to ensure strict compliance and are also directed to deal, ruthlessly, with anyone found violating law and order within and around the affected markets.


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