Zamfara Reopens Weekly Markets, Still Bans Sales of Aminals

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau


Zamfara State Government has reopened some weekly markets that were closed some months ago due to insecurity situation but still banned the sales of animals in those markets.

In a press release, the Commissioner of information Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara said, the reopening of the markets was as a result of an improvement in the security situation and series of requests by members of the public. 

The Commissioner said, “Following reports of some sanity in some parts of the state, and the series of requests by members of the public for the reopening of some weekly markets, the state government has considered and approved the reopening of some weekly markets, beginning from Monday, November 1st 2021”.

These markets acccording to the Commissioner are, Nassarawa Burkullu in Bukkuyum local government, Talata-Mafara market in Talata-mafara local government, Gusau market in Gusau local government and Shinkafi market in Shinkafi local government.

Others are Kasuwar Daji in Kaura-namoda local government, Nassarawar Godel in Birnin Magaji local and Danjibga market in Tsafe local government.

“The state government however did not approve reopening of livestock markets (kara) of any these markets”.

The government equally warned against any act of violations of law and order in the markets”. Said the commissioner.

The commissioner further added that, nobody should carry any weapons in the market or attacking anybody in the name of vigilante group, warning that, the security agents would arrest anyone found violating the law.

He said, “People should not be seen carrying any weapons into the markets”.

“No person should be seen attacking or threatening any body in the name of whatever grooup or organisations”.

“Security agencies are by this notice, directed to ensure that people carry out their lawful businesses within and around the markets without harrassment or intimidation”.

“The Task Force for the implementation of Executive Order should ensure compliance and guard against breach of the Executive order”.

Dosara said the reopening of the markets was on temporary basis, adding that, “T’he government would not hesitate to close down once again any market found to be violating the order”.

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