Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has vowed to demolish any house where bandits’ informants or weapons suppliers are living in the state.
The Governor made this known while responding to the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal along with his Council members who came to commiserate with the government and people over the recent bandits attack in some parts of the state.
Matawalle said he has instructed for serious punitive measures including the demolition of any house where informants, weapons suppliers and people who are aiding banditry activities are arrested in the state with immediate effect.
He said, the action became necessary in order to fully address the resurgence of armed banditry activities in some parts of the state which is being aided by the people who are living mostly in the cities and providing information bandits in the bushes.
The Governor further explained that, the activities of the informants is creating a lot of problems in the ongoing fight against banditry in the state and called for the support of citizens in the state in order to succeed in the fight against the deadly act.
He also urged traditional rulers in the state to keep vigil and monitor the activities of landlords in giving out houses for rent, and urged them to report any suspicious movement to security agencies for immediate action.
Earlier, the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said he was in the State to commiserate with the government and people of over the recent unfortunate killing of innocent souls which he described as “devastating and tragic.”
The Governor said that they were happy with the commendable efforts taken by Matawalle in handling bandits activities which decimated killings and other crimes since the coming of Matawalle’s administration and will not accept the sudden sad resurgence of the banditry.