The government said it had also arrested no fewer than 100 violations of Governor Bello Matawalle’s order to restore law and order to the state.
The Secretary of State for Security, Mr. Abdulrasheed Haruna, announced the decision Report made on Wednesday by the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Gusau.
Matawalle had deployed the Special Task Force to enforce measures against the state to cope with the ongoing security challenges posed by mass kidnappings for ransom and cattle theft by armed men. < / p>
NAN recalls that on August 26, Matawalle signed the Implementing Regulations in accordance with the relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.
When signing the Implementing Order the governor stated that he had been exercising the obligations imposed on him by Section 5 (2), 176 (2) and 315 (2) of the amended Constitution Powers conferred by the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1999.
He also said that he exercised all other powers that came to him in this case. empower alf in an effort to protect the lives and property of the people of Zamfara State while mitigating security challenges.
As a result, he issued an executive order as follows:
“All weekly market activities in the state of Zamfara are hereby suspended.
” Entry and exit for all cars or vehicles with any name within the state of Zamfara from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, with the exception of firefighters, ambulances, patrol cars, health workers and journalists.
“No bicycle, motorcycle may carry more than one passenger; in the case of a tricycle, three passengers.
“No bicycles, motorcycles and tricycles are allowed to drive on streets or roads in the state of Zamfara between 6:30 pm and 6:00 am while they are in the metropolis of Gusau should be between 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 am.
“No firewood or charcoal is allowed from the bush to any part of the state of Zamfara by bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, car, tractor-trailer, truck or vehicle of whatever name are called.
“No sheep or cows may be transported in or outside of Zamfara State.
” The sale of petroleum products through petrol stations under the supervision of a village chief is prohibited.
“Petrol stations are not allowed to sell petroleum products in canisters or other containers to customers.
” No petrol station can sell more than five liters to motorcyclists, tricycles and 40 liters to each vehicle.
< p> “All shops, kiosks, containers, tents and stands in Garejin Mailaina, Gusau are hereby closed.
” A special task force is hereby set up to ensure full compliance with this arrangement while hereby setting up mobile courts to deal with violations . ”Their investigation while people with minor offenses were being tried in a mobile court set up by the task force.
According to him, the government’s closure of weekly markets and gas stations had restricted the supply of food and other essential services. to the bandits.
“We believe they forced the bandits to move a lot out of the state,” he said.
Haruna said the Task Force had set up 11 sub-committees to monitor and ensure full compliance with all elements of the Implementing Regulation.
Meanwhile, Information Commissioner Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara has announced additional measures to be taken by the state government to tighten the leaks that give the bandits a lifeline.
Dosara said the additional measures were taken based on information received from the state government and security agencies.
“The state government has closed, Yargaya Market in the Tudunwada area in Gusau, Kaura Namoda-Jibiya Junction, Lambar Bakura Junction, Colony-Rini Junction and Mayar-Anka Junction,” he said.
Der Commissioner said that security agencies have been instructed to take total control of all affected areas with immediate effect, “and the state task force will monitor compliance to ensure”. Faruku Yahaya, the army’s chief of staff, who had since moved to the northwest, combed the woods and bandit enclaves.
He said the military had achieved great success, the details of which would be disclosed in due course.
Meanwhile, commercial activities in the state ceased after the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) disconnected the telecommunications network.