The Zamfara government has announced the immediate closure of eight cattle markets in five local government areas of the state.
This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Mannir Haidara, on Sunday in Gusau.
He said the State Security Council approved the temporary closure of the cattle markets during its meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 31.
According him, the action is part of measures to tackle the renewed attacks and cattle rustling in parts of the state.
“The measure was taken following the resurge in activities of selling and transporting of rustled cattle by the suspected members of armed bandits in the affected areas.
“The affected cattles markets are: Danjibga and Kunchin-Kalgo in Tsafe; Bagega and Wuya cattle markets in Anka.
“Others are Dangulbi and Dansadau in Maru, Dauran in Zurmi and Nasarawar Burkullu in Bukkuyim LGA, respectively,” the Commissioner said.
Haidara said the council tasked security agencies and Directorate of Animal Health and Livestock Development, to ensure strict compliance.
He reiterated commitment of Gov. Dauda Lawal administration’s to restore peace in the state.