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Zamfara Rolls Out 7 Security Measures, Including Weekly Market Ban To Stop Attacks

Zamfara State government has rolled out seven new security measures, including ban on weekly markets, to curtail attacks by bandits and other criminals in the state in recent times.

Speaking to newsmen today, August 29 in Gusau, the State capital, the Commissioner of Police in the State, Ayuba N. Elkanah, recalled that on August 27, the state Governor, Mohammed Bello Matawalle, in his determination to stem the tide of activities of criminal elements, announced the seven measures and directed all security agencies, especially the Police to ensure full enforcement and compliance.

He listed the seven new security measures announced by the governor as, that:

  1. All weekly Markets across the state are closed indefinitely.
  2. No selling of petrol in Jerricans
  3. No movement of Motorcycles /Keke napep in Gusau from 8pm to 6am, while in Local Governments outside Gusau from 6pm to 6am.
  4. All filling stations should not sell petrol of more than N10, 000 to Commercial Vehicles.
  5. Government also banned carrying firewoods across the state.
  6. Transportation of Livestock outside the state is hereby suspended, those coming to the state must undergo thorough investigation to authenticate the genuineness of the Livestock.
  7. No Motorcycle will carry more than two person at a time.

The Commissioner of Police said that the measures were taken after due consultation with the security agencies and other critical stakeholders.

“I want to use this opportunity to inform the good people of Zamfara State that the Police, in Collaboration with other security agencies, are fully ready and have since commenced action to ensure full compliance of the directives. By tomorrow Monday, we are going to constitute a Joint Task Force which will be responsible for the full enforcement of the directives.”

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The police boss warned everybody that Government and the Security Agencies are very serious in their quest to end the lingering security challenges in the state, “and therefore, the need to comply with the current decisions is very necessary. We will not tolerate an attempt by any person or group to contravene any of these measures, as we are fully committed to ensuring that full wrath of the law is applied to the offenders.”

He  encouraged everyone, irrespective of Political affiliation to key into the ongoing crime prevention measures initiated to collectively rid the state of activities of unscrupulous elements.

“It is also paramount to state categorically that the new security measures are not Politically motivated, but the best interests of the state.”

Ayuba Elkanah called on the people of the State to remain law abiding and collaborate with Security agencies in ensuring that peace and security are restored to the state.

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