The government of Zamfara State has accused faceless politicians and other elements of sabotaging the efforts of the government at defeating bandits that have been tormenting the state for sometimes now.
“Government has equally observed that there is sabotage by some unscrupulous elements, both within and outside the state. It was also observed that informants are becoming rampant and their callous activities undetected due to some people’s attitude of indifference.
The state Governor, Bello Mattawale, in a statewide broadcast today, March 9, said: “all political actors are hereby advised to desist from any acts capable of endangering the state’s security, as security agencies have been directed to monitor the activities of all the political actors and take appropriate action against the violators.”
He said that this is one of the measures to further push to bring to an end, the activities of the recalcitrant bandits so as to bring lasting peace to the state, saying that the government also decided to take other measures, even as the “recalcitrant bandits have been given two months from today within which to embrace the peace process and surrender their weapons to the government.”
The governor listed such measures to include directing traditional rulers and local government councils’ sole administrators to always remain in their respective domains to monitor the people in their areas.
“Carrying of more than two persons on a motorbike is hereby banned with immediate effect. Security agents are directed to arrest and arraign the violators of this order for prosecution.
“Government also prohibits the movements of a large number of motorbikes in all the nooks and crannies of the state. Security forces are hereby directed to ensure total compliance.
“Government observed, with dismay, the persistence of the activities of some Yansakai despite the banning of such vigilante groups. This order still remains in force.”