Insecurity: Zamfara re-opens weekly markets after 2-month closure


Insecurity: Zamfara re-opens weekly markets after 2-month closure

Governor Bello Matawalle has approved the re-opening of seven weekly markets which were closed for two months as part of measures to address insecurity in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, yesterday in Gusau, the state capital.

He said “This is to inform the general public that following reports of sanity in some parts of the state, and series of requests by members of the public, the government has considered and approved re-opening of the following weekly markets.

“The markets include Nasarawar Burkullu Market in Bukkuyum Local Government Area; Talata Mafara Market in Talata Mafara Local Government Area (LGA), and Gusau Market in Gusau Local Government Area.

Others are Shinkafi Market in Shinkafi LGA; Kasuwar Daji Market in Kaura Namoda LGA; Nasarawar Godel Market in Birnin-Magaji LGA and Danjibga Market in Tsafe LGA,” Dosara said.

Dosara noted that the state government, however, did not approve the re-opening of the livestock markets (kara) and other markets, he has also warned against any attempts to violate the orders guiding the reopening.

“People should not be seen carrying any weapons into the markets and no person should be seen attacking or threatening anybody in the name of whatever group or organisations.

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

Insecurity: Zamfara re-opens weekly markets after 2-month closure


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