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Convicted bandits, cattle rustlers in Zamfara to die

Convicted bandits, cultists and cattle rustlers are to face death penalty in Zamfara state, as part of moves to reduce the level of insecurity in the state.

Also, a task force has been set up to conduct a house-to-house search of criminal elements in the state.

Governor Bello Mattawale who announced this in a special broadcast, said he has just signed a bill prescribing the death penalty.

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Mattawale also said that informant of convicted bandits and other criminal elements if convicted, will be liable to life jail, twenty or ten years, without an option of fine.

According to the governor, movement of motorcycles have also been banned on the outskirt of Gusau, the state capital, from 9 pm till dawn.

The governor directed security operatives to shoot at sight any motorcyclist seen during the hours.

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