Zamfara Assembly Approves Death Penalty For Kidnappers, Bandits
The special adviser on intergovernmental affairs to the governor of Zamfara, Abdullahi Shinkafi, says the state’s assembly has passed a bill prescribing the death penalty for all banditry-related offenses.
“Today, the governor is going to sign into law the death penalty for kidnappers, informants, and any other banditry-related issues,” he said.
“The house of assembly, yesterday in Zamfara passed into law the death penalty to kidnappers, informants, and the contributors.”
Shinkafi said the ‘shoot on sight’ order by Bello Matawalle, the governor, is limited to a section of the state.
“The issue of the shoot on sight is only limited to Mada town in Gusau LG, where there’s a rampage of banditry attacks on the innocent citizens of Zamfara state,” he said.
This development comes on the heels of the governor’s directive that residents should arm themselves against bandits.
The governor also directed the police command to issue gun licenses to all who qualify and are willing to obtain firearms to defend themselves.
It was reported that the state had the second-highest number of deaths from