Zamfara State government on Sunday (today) announced the immediate closure of eight cattle markets in five local government areas of the state over banditry activities.
Naija News learnt that bandits were transporting and selling rustled cattle at different markets in the state; hence, action was taken by the government to contain the situation.
In a statement issued in Gusau, the state capital earlier today, the State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mannir Haidara, said the State Security Council approved the temporary closure of the cattle markets during its meeting held on Thursday, August 31.
According to him, the action is part of measures to tackle the renewed attacks and cattle rustling in parts of the state.
“The measure was taken following the resurge in activities of selling and transporting of rustled cattle by the suspected members of armed bandits in the affected areas.
“The affected cattle markets are; Danjibga and Kunchin-Kalgo in Tsafe, Bagega and Wuya cattle markets in Anka.
“Others are Dangulbi and Dansadau in Maru, Dauran in Zurmi and Nasarawar Burkullu in Bukkuyim LGAs, respectively,” the Commissioner said.
Haidara said the council tasked security agencies and the Directorate of Animal Health and Livestock Development, to ensure strict compliance.
He reiterated the commitment of Gov. Dauda Lawal’s administration to restore peace in the state.
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