Zamfara State government has revealed that over 100 people who violated the executive orders regarding the recent security measures in the state have been arrested.
Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the state capital, the secretary of the Task Force on security matters, Abdul Haruna said over 100 people were arrested for various offences while five cows belonging to a military officer were recovered.
The secretary explained that two vehicles loaded with food items and other essential commodities suspected to be heading to the bandits’ camps was intercepted.
“However, the drivers of the two vehicles could not defend themselves hence they were arrested” he added.
Haruna said Lalan junction, Mayanchi junction, Lamba Bakura junction, Colony Junction have been closed indefinitely, indicating that bandits would begin parading these junctions for their food items and other essential commodities.
“We closed these junctions because since markets have been closed indefinitely, the bandits have no other means than to be getting their foodstuffs and other essential commodities from the junctions”
Haruna said that when the tension becomes too much on the bandits, they would be forced to relocate and flee from the state.