Bandits in zamfara state have now resorted to eating raw okro plants and other raw farm produce due to acute food shortage and lack of other essential commodities in their camps
The suffering has worsened especially with the current military onslaught against the criminals and the ban on supply fuel, food stuff and other items
The state Governor Bello Matawalle stated this while answering questions from newsmen at the Government house, Gusau
Seventeenth of September marks two weeks since the suspension of telecommunication services in zamfara to enable security operatives carryout a military operation against bandits
A few days before the suspension of communication services, the state government banned the sale of Petrol products in jerrycans, closed all Weekly and roadside Markets and restricted movement.
Governor Bello Matawalle said, these measures became necessary even though it has impacted hard on the people and the economy
According to him,the intense military fire on the Bandits and food shortage in their camps has now forced them to resort to eating raw okro plants and other raw farm produce to survive
The government said the new security measures is the best as insecurity worsens in zamfara
The development on the other hand has affected the economy and social life of the people
While commending the efforts of journalists for prompt desimination of information despite lack of internet facilities, the governor frowned at the attitude of some social media handlers who are promoting the activities of bandits and their collaborators
He enjoined journalists to be security concious especially while traveling in and out of the state to file in their reports
Governor said the state government will make provision for journalists in the state to filling their stories on daily basis without going to neighboring states before communication services is restored
Mr. Matawalle appeal to journalists to be cautious of bandit informats
He adds that some of the bandits are relocating to other states as zamfara is no more safe for criminals
Residents of zamfara now await to see if communication services will be restored at the end of the completion of the two week suspension.
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