Zamfara: Matawalle gives 2-month’s ultimatum to bandits

Ø  As FG is set to deploy 6,000 soldiers

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has issued a two-month ultimatum to unrepentant bandits to key into peace dialogue just as the Federal Government is set to deploy additional 6,000 soldiers to the State.

Addressing newsmen yesterday evening during a statewide broadcast, the governor insisted that activities of informants are becoming worrisome in the State.

He said the sad episode of Jangebe school girls’ abduction had sent shock-waves to the people of Zamfara State, Nigeria and the entire world. “As a fall out of my discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari and the security high commands in Abuja, it was resolved that 6,000 additional troops are to be deployed to the State to complement the current efforts by the security forces in the state”, he further said.

He further stated that, “Traditional rulers and local government councils’ sole administrators are hereby directed 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”.

“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”, he stated.

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