Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State in his government’s effort to curb the operations of bandits in the state of Zamfara, this executive order made things quite difficult for the bad guys hence, 42-year-old resident, Zayyanu Bingi, put himself in the trap nest when he was attempting to buy a large quantity of petrol from different filling stations in Gusau in the past few days.
Zayyanu Bingi arrest was disclosed by the chairman, the suspect in his feeble efforts to evade arrest, denied supplying fuel to the bandits, and claimed that he was supplying fuel to members of his community who were in need.
He said the committee, through collaboration with security forces, also arrested 100 other suspects for alleged involvement in kidnapping, banditry, and providing information to the bandits. The chairman explained that the security forces were investigating the suspects to ascertain their involvement in the allegations.
“The state government had banned the purchase of fuel and similar products in containers. Many people are found to be using that to supply fuel to various bandits’ camps across the state,” he said.
The chairman said the committee had set up a mobile court to try defaulters of the Executive Order, adding that the defaulters were tried and fined while others were sent to correctional centres in the state.
According to him, the committee has intensified surveillance on fuel supply in Gusau since its inception. He urged members of the public to continue to expose the bad eggs in the communities to restore peace to the state.
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