For assisting bandits, Governor Bello Matawalle has shut down a filling station and a bakery.
The Zamfara Task Force Committee on Compliance with Mr. Matawalle’ s Executive Order on Insecurity ordered the closure of a filling station and a bakery in the Gusau and Tsafe local government areas on Wednesday.
Abubakar Dauran, the committee’ s chairman, issued the order immediately after security forces captured four suspects for allegedly supplying bandits with bread and gasoline.
Mr Dauran stated that the filling station in Tsafe town would be closed because it was selling gasoline products to the robbers’ accomplices. A bakery in Gusau would be closed for supplying criminals with bread.
He stated, ” Both the filling station and the bread house will be shut down immediately. ”
According to him, the suspects were apprehended after being tracked and followed by Taskforce security personnel.
Some of these individuals were discovered buying petroleum at filling stations with Jericans, gallons, and generator tanks and supplying the commodity to criminals in their hideouts, the Zamfara official added. ” They were apprehended with gasoline on their way to Yanware village in Tsafe LGA, while suspected bread vendors were detained for unlawfully supplying bread to some unknown men suspected of being bandits on motorcycles. ”
He bemoaned the governor’ s efforts to find a long- term solution to Zamfara’ s insecurity, claiming that certain citizens are working against him.
Mr. Dauran stated that the government will strictly implement the presidential order, warning that violators will face the full weight of the law if apprehended.
Residents of the state, according to the committee chairman, should continue to provide government and security services with credible information on bandits and their accomplices so that necessary action may be taken.
He urged security services to step up operations against anybody who helps bandits and kidnappers in the state.