Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has approved the re-opening of seven weekly markets that were closed down as part of measures to address the state’s security challenges.
Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, the State Commissioner for Information, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday in Gusau, the state capital.
“This is to inform the general public that following reports of sanity in some parts of the state, and series of requests by members of the public, the government has considered and approved re-opening of the following weekly markets, beginning from yesterday.
“The markets include Nasarawar Burkullu Market in Bukkuyum Local Government Area; Talata Mafara Market in Talata Mafara Local Government Area and Gusau Market in Gusau Local Government Area.
Others are Shinkafi Market in Shinkafi Local Government Area; Kasuwar Daji Market in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area; Nasarawar Godel Market in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area and Danjibga Market in Tsafe Local Government Area,” Dosara said.
He noted that the state government, however, did not approve the re-opening of the livestock markets (kara) of any of these markets, warning against any attempts to violate the order.
“People should not be seen carrying any weapons into the markets and no person should be seen attacking or threatening anybody in the name of whatever group or organisations.
“Security agencies are, by this notice, directed to ensure that people carry out their lawful businesses within and around the markets, without harassment or intimidation.”