Nigeria: Zamfara shuts 11 markets where bandits sell stolen cattle

Nigeria: Zamfara shuts 11 markets where bandits sell stolen cattle

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

The Zamfara State Government has taken a strong measure to combat the issue of banditry in the state by shutting down 11 markets where bandits have been selling stolen cattle. The closure of these markets is a proactive step to disrupt the illegal activities of the bandits and prevent them from profiting from their criminal acts.

According to the state Commissioner for Information, Munnir Haidara, the decision to close the markets was based on security reports that revealed the bandits were using these markets as a platform to sell off their rustled cows. The affected markets include Tsafe and Bilbis markets in the Tsafe Local Government Area, Jangebe market in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area, and Wuya market in the Anka Local Government Area. Other markets that have been shut down include Magamin Diddi market in the Maradun Local Government Area, Galadi market in the Shinkafi Local Government Area, Mada market in the Gusau Local Government Area, and Sabon Birnin Danali in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area. Additionally, Kokiya, Chigama, and Nasarawar Godel markets, all in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area, have also been closed.

The closure of these markets is a significant step towards curbing the activities of the bandits and ensuring the safety of the people of Zamfara State. The state government has directed security agents to enforce the closure and arrest anyone found in violation of the order. The government is calling on the residents of the state to cooperate with the authorities and support their efforts to eliminate banditry in the region.

It is crucial to note that the closure of these markets is a proactive measure aimed at disrupting the activities of the bandits and preventing them from profiting from their illegal actions. The Zamfara State Government remains committed to ensuring the security and well-being of its citizens and will continue to take decisive actions to combat banditry in the state.

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