Zamfara State government has signed into law a death penalty on anybody found guilty of banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, or serving as a bandits’ informant.

This was announced by Governor Bello Matawalle in a broadcast to the people of the state this morning.

The governor stated that the measures were part of his administration’s unrelenting efforts to tackle the problem of banditry that has plagued the state and the neighboring northwestern states for more than a decade.

He maintained that he has been developing strategies to stem the tide of banditry across the state ever since the inception of his administration.

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