Zamfara Governor Signs Into Law Death Penalty For Anyone Found Guilty of Banditry

News - by RadioNow / Aug. 17th, 2022

The governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Bello Matawalle, has signed into law the death penalty for anybody found guilty of banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, or serving as a bandits’ informant. He announced this in a broadcast on Tuesday morning.

Governor Matawalle said that the measures are part of his administration’s unrelenting efforts in tackling banditry in Zamfara and neighboring North West states.

The Governor further directed security operatives to begin a house-to-house search to fish out criminals in the 19 emirates of the state.

Motorcycle riders who refuse to stop for search and who move after the designated hours would be shot on sight as terrorists.

Hoteliers have been asked to scrutinize guests by means of a valid identification before accommodation, as the government is concerned about the usage of hotels by terrorists and criminals,

Any hotelier found violating the new order will have his hotel shut down and face prosecution according to the law.

The governor further added that the state government would not take it lightly with anyone disturbing the peace and security of the people.

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