Zamfara State government led by Governor Bello Matawalle has ordered the shutting down of a filling station and bakery in Gusau and Tsafe local government areas of the State.
Naija News understands that the directives were coming after the staff of the business centres were nabbed for allegedly supplying bandit terrorists with petrol and bread.
The Chairman Zamfara State Taskforce Committee, Abubakar Dauran, while acting on the governor’s directive on Wednesday, November 24 shortly after security forces arrested four suspects, said the filling station located in Tsafe town would be closed for purportedly selling petroleum products to bandits’ collaborators, while a bakery in Gusau would be closed for allegedly supplying bread to bandits.
Dauran who doubles as the Special Adviser to Governor Matawalle on Security Matters insists that the two business centres will be closed down indefinitely and with immediate effect.
Naija News understands that the suspects were arrested after they were monitored and eventually trailed by the security forces attached to the Taskforce.
Giving more insight on the suspect’s mode of operation, Dauran said, “Some of these suspects were found using Jericans, gallons and generator tanks to buy petroleum from the filling stations and supplying the product to bandits in their hideouts.
“They were arrested carrying petroleum heading to Yanware village of Tsafe LGA, while the suspected bread suppliers were caught illegally using motorcycles to supply bread to some unknown persons, suspected to be bandits.”
The government official lamented that despite the effort being made by Matawalle’ to provide a lasting solution to lingering security challenges in Zamfara, some unpatriotic citizens are sabotaging the effort.
He stressed that the government would enforce the executive order to the letter, warning that violators, when caught, would face the full wrath of the law.
Dauran, however, appealed to residents of Zamfara to continue to support security agencies and the government with credible information on bandits and their collaborators for appropriate action.
He again charged the security agencies in the state to intensify raids on those aiding banditry and kidnapping in the state.