To combat banditry, Governor Matawalle Bello revealed why the government decided to shut down all telecommunications networks in the state.
On Monday, September 6, Matawalle told DW Hausa Service that the security forces, in coordination with local vigilantes, were fighting the bandits in their enclaves as commanded by army leader Yahaya Farouk.
He also stated that the shutdown of telcom networks and the closure of local markets had begun to have an impact.
“The bandits are releasing their captives, they are abandoning their motorcycles after running out of fuel. Many of the bandits have been killed by the security forces and the security personnel will sustain the offensive against them until we wipe them out from Zamfara.”