In order to further bring sanity and prevent the escalation of lawlessness in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammad has signed and approved an order of declaration of proclamation on the entire land of the State.
This emanates from the order of ‘shoot on sight’ by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on any body found wielding guns unlawfully.
A statement issued by Special Adviser Zamfara State Directorate For Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Zailani Baffa says the Governor makes the following proclamations:
1. The whole area of Zamfara State is declared to be a proclaimed district.
2. 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 the proclamation.
3. All Officers and Soldiers of the Armed Forces, Department of State Security Service, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps are hereby conferred with powers of arrest of Police Officers” the Governor directed.
The statement further calls on 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.