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Insecurity: Zamfara shuts down 7 major roads, 2 markets

Zamfara State government has shut down seven major roads and some markets as part of measures to contain insecurity in the state. The state Commissioner…

Zamfara State government has shut down seven major roads and some markets as part of measures to contain insecurity in the state.

The state Commissioner for Information Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed this Friday.

The roads are  Colony to Lambar Boko, Bakura to Lambar Damri Road, Mayanchi- Daki Takwas to Gummi Road, Daki Takwas to Zuru Road, Kucheri- Bawaganga – Wanke Road, Magami to Dangulbi Road,  Gusau to Magami Road.

Dosara said 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 state, Government had considered and approved some measures to curtail insecurity in the state.

“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,” Dosara said.

Other measures taken are shutdown of Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi local government areas as well as towns and villages including Yarkofoji, Birnin Tudu, Rini, Gora Namaye, Janbako, Faru, Kaya, Boko and Mada.

“All movements are henceforth restricted in the aforementioned local governments and towns. Security personnel have been directed to deal ruthlessly with anybody found violating the restriction order. The state government also considered closing down the markets at Danjibga and Bagega,” he added.

Dosara further explained that the government at this point had found it necessary to introduce some stringent measures that may inadvertently hurt people. However, the measures were said to be targeted at curtailing the recent excesses of the bandits with the overall objective of crippling their capacity to attack communities.

The Commissioner of Police in the  state, CP Kolo Yusuf, had patrolled the entire Gusau-Yandoto-Tsafe-Funtua Road for assessment of the security challenges, according to the spokesman for the state police command, SP Muhammad Shehu.

Shehu said the CP also supervised some strategic points where operational deployment of additional police tactical squads were made to ensure the safety of travellers along the route.

In the course of the patrol, the Commissioner of Police also mapped out some strategic locations along the road which were instantly fortified with the deployment of Police Tactical Operatives drawn from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), and Anti-Violence Squad of the Command .

During the patrol, the CP  equally visited Yandoto Divisional Headquarters and  police operatives deployed along Yandoto-Mada road where he commended their resilience to safeguard villages and communities of the area, urging them to be more alive to their duty.


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