Zamfara police bans all social gatherings by whatever name called in order to protect..
From Bala Abubakar, Gusau
Zamfara State Police Command has banned all social gatherings by whatever name called in order to protect the citizenry from falling victims of deadly corona virus in the state.
To protect the spread of cases, the state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Usman Nagogo, directed Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the 14 local government areas to barrow a leaf.
He said the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu Abubakar had directed all AIGs and CPs to enforce all orders made by the Federal Government relating to the spread of the disease, saying that his command has banned political gatherings, meetings, processions and other forms of gatherings in order to protect the people from contracting the deadly virus.
Nagogo said the banning affects all schools including Islamiyya, weddings and naming ceremonies.
The commissioner also directed area commanders to work hand in hand with local government chairmen and other security agencies of their respective areas to ensure that any gathering of more than 20 people is banned until further notice.
The police boss however directed the DPOs to decongest their detention facilities except high profile criminals who were arrested for offences of armed banditry, kidnapping, murder and others.
In another development, the command also arrested six notorious kidnappers and armed robbers.
They are Sani Boka, Kabiru Lawali, Kabiru Sani Dan Kabiru, Sani Umar A.K.A, Abubakar Yakubu and Aminu Abubakar respectively.
The robbers killed one Alhaji Umar Ibrahim in Dan Awo village in Gummi Local Government Area and took along his two wives and sum of N200, 000.
The commissioner said the relatives of the deceased were forced to pay N1.8 million.
When the police arrested the suspects, they all confessed to the crime.
The suspects according to the commissioner of police are helping the police in the investigation, saying that when the command finishes the investigation the suspects would be taken to court.