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Zamfara Re-opens Markets After Months of Closure Over Insecurity

After months of the closure of Zamfara State markets over insecurity, its Government has reopened some weekly markets but still banned the sales of animals in those markets.

Zamfara Commissioner of information Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, in a release, said the reopening of the markets was a result of an improvement in the security situation and a series of requests by members of the public.

The Commissioner said, “Following reports of some sanity in some parts of the state, and the series of requests by members of the public for the reopening of some weekly markets, the state government has considered and approved the reopening of some weekly markets, beginning from Monday, November 1, 2021.”

These markets, according to the Commissioner are, Nassarawa Burkullu in Bukkuyum local government, Talata-Mafara market in Talata-mafara local government, Gusau market in Gusau local government and Shinkafi market in Shinkafi local government.

Others are Kasuwar Daji in Kaura-namoda local government, Nassarawa Godel in Birnin Magaji local and and Danjibga market in Tsafe local government.

“The state government however did not approve the reopening of livestock markets (kara) of any these markets”.

“The government equally warned against any act of violations of law and order in the markets,” the commissioner said.

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