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Insecurity: Matawalle makes proclamation for security agents to arrest anyone with illegal firearms



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Governor of Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has approved an immediate declaration of proclamation on the entire state.

This emanates from the Presidential order of ‘shoot on sight” by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on any body found to be wielding guns unlawfully.

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In order to further bring sanity and prevent the escalation of lawlessness in the State, Governor Bello Mohammed on Tuesday, signed and approved an order of declaration of proclamation on the entire land of Zamfara State.

“In exercse of the powers confered on me on that behalf, I Dr Bello Mohammed, MON, (Matawallen Maradun, Shattiman Sakkwato), make the following proclamation:

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“The whole area of Zamfara State is declared to be a proclaimed district.

“All firearms in illegal possession of all persons in Zamfara State are to be handed over to the nearest Police station within seven days of this proclamation

“All Officers and Soldiers of the Armed Forces, Department of State Security Service, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and Police Officers are hereby conferred with powers of arrest”, the Governor directed.

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The governor further called ion all citizens in the State to abide by the law and make Zamfara State safer and freer from the mounting acts of lawlessness compounded by lingering problem of banditry.


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