Bandits’ Informants Risk Death Penalty

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Zamfara  State Government  has said that the State may soon  implement death penalty on bandits’ informants in the State. 

 Governor Bello Matawalle made this known on his visit to Lilo village of Wonaka District in Gusau local government area of the State. 

He was at the village to sympathise with the people over bandits attack on the community which resulted in the death of eight persons and left 18 others with bullet and knife wounds. He said the government would not tolerate some citizens supporting bandits to carry out their criminal activities while pretending to be good fellows.


 He also said that an executive bill will be sent to the state house of the assembly immediately after the inauguration of the lawmakers into office, he promised to implement the bill when passed into law.

The governor cautioned civilian joint task force members to avoid taking the laws into their hands, saying that his administration would not tolerate extra judicial killings.

 According to him, his government had provided more equipment for the security agencies to carry out their duties effectively as security agencies are now monitoring phone calls in this state. He, therefore, appealed to the bandits to repent or face the consequences of the law.

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