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Zamfara Bandits To Face Death Sentence As Matawalle Signs Anti-Banditry Bill

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Zamfara Bandits To Face Death Sentence As Matawalle Signs Anti-Banditry Bill

Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle has signed the anti-banditry and other related offences bill into law.

The law which comes into force with immediate effect has the death penalty for those found guilty of banditry and other related offences in Zamfara.

Speaking shortly after signing the bill, Matawalle said the law formed part of measures to tackle banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Zamfara.

The law: Prohibition and Punishment for Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Cultism, Kidnapping and Other Incidental Offences, 2022 was passed by the state legislature on Monday.

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He said the law was part of the government’s series of efforts to address the nagging challenge of banditry and associated crimes in the state.

“Today, we have signed the bill on Prohibition and Punishment for Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Cultism, Kidnapping and Other Incidental Offences, 2022.

”You may recall that yesterday (Monday) I inaugurated four security-related committees, as part of our counter-banditry initiatives.

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“Formation of the committees is aimed at ensuring the effective implementation of the security measures being taken to end the over-decade-old banditry and other security-related challenges,” he said.

The governor said he had earlier signed Executive Orders 7, 8,9, and 10, which provided the legal instruments and operational guidelines for the committees.

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