The Zamfara State House of Assembly has passed a bill prescribing death penalty for all banditry-related offences.

The development comes on the heels of the governor’s directive that
residents should arm themselves against bandits.

The governor also directed the Police Command to issue gun licences to
all who qualify and are willing to obtain firearms to defend themselves.

Zamfara state has the second-highest number of deaths from non-state
actors in the first quarter of 2022, with 327 cases.