Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Concerned with the spate of Kidnapping and wanton bandits’ activities in Sokoto the state, Council Chairman of Dange local government council, Alhaji Umar Gidan Gara has made a passionate appeal on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to urgently direct ban and closure of all weekly night markets in villages and towns around the state.
The council chairman said the measure was aimed to checkmate and forestall bandits’ attacks and other criminal activities at the grassroots.
According to Gara who was reacting to the continued attacks on communities by bandits noted that the measure if implemented would positively deepen the fight against banditry in rural areas of the state.
He maintained that the call for the ban was necessary as fleeing bandits from neighboring Zamfara State were making optimum use of surrounding weekly night community markets to make bulk purchases of essential commodities while others take advantage of the night to make business transactions.
He said Dange market, for time immemorial is being operated in the nights hours will now to operate between 6 am to 6 pm weekly.
The council boss said with the development, residents, and communities in the area have canceled night businesses thus enjoying relative peace as banditry activities and other crimes activities were drastically reduced in the area.
He assured that soon, his council in collaboration with other security agencies would embark on massive patrol and raiding potential and identified flash points in the area.
He commended the synergy between the Sokoto State and federal government towards deploying additional security personnel to curb the menace and as well ensure the safety of lives and property to maintain peace and stability in communities across the state.