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Zamfara to demolish houses of informants, arms suppliers to bandits

Zamfara to demolish houses of informants, arms suppliers to bandits
April 28
13:51 2021

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has directed security agencies to demolish the houses of informants and those supplying arms to bandits in the state.

In a statement on Wednesday, Yusuf Idris, Matawalle’s spokesman, said the order was with immediate effect.

According to NAN, Idris said Matawalle issued the order when Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, paid him a sympathy visit over recent attacks on some communities in Zamfara.

Matawalle said punitive measures, including the demolition of houses where informants, weapons suppliers and others aiding banditry are arrested, will henceforth be taken.
He said the action became necessary in order to address the resurgence of banditry in some parts of the state.
According to him, many people who are living mostly in the cities are providing information to bandits in the bushes.
“The activities of the informants is creating a lot of problems in the ongoing fight against banditry in the state,” he said.
The governor also called for the active support of citizens in order to win the fight.
Recently, seven security operatives were arrested for allegedly supplying arms, ammunition, and military kits to bandits in the state.

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The development came weeks after an officer of the Nigerian Army was arrested for supplying ammunition and uniforms to bandits in Zamfara.

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