Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has ordered security task force to carry out a house-to-house search as part of effort to flush criminals out of the state.
Matawalle gave the order in an early Tuesday broadcast after a Security Council meeting that lasted for more than eight hours.
The Governor also announced restrictions on motorcycle movement in the communities on the outskirt of Gusau from 9 p.m. till dawn.
He lamented that the motorcycls were being used by criminals in perpetrating their crimes in the state.
“This measure idols part of government’s efforts to tackle insecurity in the state, as government is concern over usage of hotels by terrorists and criminals to perpetrate their heinous activities in the state.
“Any hotelier found violating the new order will have his hotel shut down and face prosecution according to the law.
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“The state government would not take it lightly with anyone found disturbing the peace and security of the people,” he added.
Matawalle said the government was committed to protecting lives and property of the people.
“Security of lives and property of the citizenry is a basic function of government anywhere.
“My government is doing everything humanly possible in accordance with the laws of the land to ensure the discharge of this responsibility,” he said.