Considering the insecurity challenges affecting Zamfara State, the state government has suspended all political activities until further notice.
This was announced on Friday by the state’s Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara.
Dosara said the government was saddened and worried about the resurgence of the activities of bandits and the recent killings of some innocent people in several Local Government Areas in the state.
He said, “This is to inform the general public that, following the recent spate of attacks on some communities across some Local Government Areas of the state and the rising cases of kidnapping in the communities as well as along some major roads in the state, the government has considered and approved some recommendations by the Security Council aimed at curtailing the activities of the hoodlums.
“The government is saddened and worried about the resurgence of the activities of bandits and the recent killings of some innocent people in Gusau, Tsafe, Gummi, Bukkuyum, Anka Bungudu, Maru, Maradun and Kaura Namoda Local Government Areas.
“The government, therefore, condoled the families of the victims of the bandits’ attacks and prayed for the repose of the departed souls.
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“The overnment is also touched by the killings of some of our gallant security operatives who lost their lives in our defense. May their souls rest in peace.”
The statement added, “The general public is hereby informed that, following the loss of lives of our fellow brothers and sisters, Governor Matawalle has ordered the immediate suspension of all political activities in the state till further notice.
“Political meetings and gatherings at individual residences are also banned with immediate effect, henceforth.”
Dosara stressed that the measures were targeted at curtailing the recent excesses of the bandits with the overall objective of crippling their capacity to attack the communities in the state.
He appealed to the general public for more support and cooperation to rid the state of the menace of banditry.