Matawalle signs death penalty for kidnappers, bandits, others in Zamfara

Written by on August 16, 2022

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

Matawalle announced this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Tuesday morning.

Matawalle 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 neighbouring northwestern states for more than a decade.

He described the activities of informants as a major change towards addressing insecurity challenges in the state, expressing optimism that the situation would soon come to an end.

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