The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has called on residents to begin self-defence against terrorists, who have been attacking the residents of the state for the past few years. and urged them to obtain guns for their use/
Penpushing reports that, this was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, and also directed Commissioner of Police to issue gun licence to residents who are qualified and willing to use the guns.
The state is identified as one of the state most affected by the activities of terrorists, locally called bandits, whose actions have led to the deaths of hundreds of people and the kidnap of thousands of others.
Penpushing further reports that, with this directive the state government has formalised the advice to its residents to carry guns, while it is recalled that, the neighbouring Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari had earlier called on residents of his state to arm themselves against the gunmen in the state.
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