Zamfara State government has shut down one filling station and a bakery in the state for alleged complicity in banditry.
The state’s security task force ordered the immediate closure of the filling station in Tsafe and the bakery in Gusau local government areas of the state after arresting three suspected fuel and bread suppliers to bandits in the bush.
In a statement, the chairman of the task force committee, Abubakar Dauran, noted that the task force also recovered two motorcycles, one filled with fuel while the other was carrying a loaf of bread, two jerry cans, and a functional generator with fuel from bandits’ collaborators in Tsafe and Gusau LGAs of the state.
Dauran, who is also the special adviser to the Zamfara State Governor on Security Affairs, explained that the fuel suppliers have been using a functional generator to obtain the fuel from the filling station to fill jerry cans which they believed they would take to bandits in the bush.
The three suspects are to be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
He enjoined residents of Zamfara State to support the fight against banditry by adhering to the new order for the containment of the security challenges being faced in the state.
The task force was constituted by Governor Bello Matawalle following the new security measures put in place to curb banditry in the northwest state.