Zamfara State Governor Dr Bello Matawalle has ordered a shoot on sight at bandits, persons or group of persons seen with Ak-47 or any weapon.
Speaking through his official Twitter page, Matawalle made it clear that only those approved by law or security agencies are allowed to carry guns and other sophisticated weapons.
“The Zamfara State Police and other government security agencies are to effectively implement the Presidential order to shoot on sight at bandits, persons or group of people seen with Ak-47 or any weapons. Only those approved by law or the security agencies are to carry guns and other sophisticated weapons, anyone found in unlawful possession of guns should be shot on the spot. Our administration will always support the police and other security agencies with all the necessary logistics to discharge their duties effectively.”
On Tuesday, Governor Matawalle dissolved the State Executive Council while also sacking some Emirs for supporting bandits ravaging the State.