I’ve Ordered Security Officers To Shoot PDP Thugs Found With AK-47 – Matawalle

Bello Mohammed Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara State, has ordered that thugs affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) found with AK-47 rifles and other lethal weapons during the party’s recent rally must be prosecuted.

Matawalle, who stated this while speaking to newsmen in his residence in Maradun Town, Maradun Local Government Area of the State on Friday, explained that he has directed all security chiefs in the State to properly abide by the presidential order to shoot anybody caught with an AK-47 rifle or any dangerous weapon during campaigns and the election period.

According to the governor, only security operatives are allowed to carry AK-47 rifles or any other sophisticated weapon by law.

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“I wonder what civilians could be doing with AK-47 rifles or other dangerous weapons if they are not terrorists”, he added.

He announced that the suspects would be arraigned before a court of law as soon as the investigation into the matter is concluded.

Speaking on the State’s Anti-Thuggery Committee, Matawalle debunked the claim by the PDP that the committee was established to intimidate opposition parties in the State.