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  • Updated: June 26, 2022

Obtain Guns, Protect Yourselves — Zamfara Government To Residents

Obtain Guns, Protect Yourselves — Zamfara Government To Re

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State

The Zamfara State Government has directed residents of the state to obtain guns in order to defend themselves against bandits yet to be conquered by security agencies.

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information Ibrahim Dosara on Saturday.

According the government, this becomes necessary following the deteriorating security situation in parts of the state.

“Government has henceforth, directed individuals to prepare and obtain guns to defend themselves against the bandits, as government has directed the state commissioner of police to issue license to all those who qualify and are wishing to obtain such guns to defend themselves,” the statement partly read.

The commissioner further noted that the government has already concluded arrangements to distribute 500 forms to each of the 19 emirates in the state for those willing to obtain the guns.

Dosara asked those who are qualified and willing to own guns to reach out to the state Commissioner of Police and obtain gun licenses after satisfying the necessary criteria.

Beyond obtaining guns, the state government has also ordered for the recruitment of 200 additional Community Protection Guards in each of the 19 emirates of the state.

Additionally, Governor Mohammed Matawalle has ordered that all markets within the Mada, Wonaka, and Ruwan Bore Districts of Gusau local government, as well as Yansoto emirate in Tsafe local government area be shut, while motorcycle operations have been banned.


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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

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