Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has ordered the immediate closure of four markets in the state over insecurity.
This was made known in a statement on Thursday by the Zamfara Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, Naija News reports.
The markets to be shut down immediately are Magami and Wanke markets in Gusau LGA, Dansadau market in Maru, and Dauran market in Zurmi.
The Zamfara state government called for collaboration among security agencies in the state to tackle the rising insecurity.
Dosara added that “anyone found violating law and order within and around the affected markets” will be dealt with “ruthlessly”.
The commissioner who described the recent attacks as an act of “terrorism”, said the state is deeply saddened by the development, considering its peace-building efforts.
“The Government of Zamfara State under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun, is deeply saddened by Wednesday’s attacks on some communities in Magami District of Gusau Local Government Area of the state,” the statement reads.
“The government noted with dismay, the callous act of terrorism meted to innocent people carrying out their legitimate businesses in search of food for their respective families.
“The government, therefore, condemned the act of terrorism targeted at law-abiding citizens who have been contributing to the development of the state in particular and the country in general.
“The government, disturbed by the senseless killings, maiming and general destruction of lives and property of the mostly farming communities, had already condoled with the families of the victims of the dastardly act of the callous. The government regretted that the evil act happened when the government is making every effort to ensure full return of peace and security in the state.”
Source: Naija News