Zamfara Gov. declares curfew on Okada, orders shooting of violators  


Governor Bello Mattawale of Zamfara State has declared curfew on movement of Okada between 8 pm to 6 am in Gusau town.  

Mattawale on Monday gave the order in view of the spate of insecurity and activities of bandits rocking the state with the notion that the measure would be of service and curtail the menace. 

In it, the governor directed security operatives to shoot violators who refuse to pull off on request on sight. 

Part of his word, “Considering the recent invasion of bandits in some areas on the outskirts of Gusau, the state capital, riding of motorcycles is hereby banned from 8 pm to 6 am in all areas and outskirts of Gusau town. 

“These areas include Mareri, Damba, Tsunami, Tsauni, Barakallahu, Samaru, Gada Biyu, and Janyau East. 

“Security forces are hereby ordered to shoot anyone riding a motorcycle between 8 pm and 6 am on the outskirt of Gusau, who refuses to stop when ordered to do so by them.” 


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