Ahead of the 2023 elections, the government of Zamfara State has lifted the ban earlier imposed on political activities in the state as a result of insecurity.

The government in a statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara said reports available to it show a significant improvement in the security situation of the state.

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It will be recalled the political ban was imposed on October 13 due to the surge of banditry and kidnapping in some communities

Headline News reports the government also reopened markets in three local government areas of Gummi, Anka, and Bukkuyum.

Dosara explained that favourable security reports are responsible for the action taken by the government.

“The Zamfara state government has approved the immediate reopening of Gummi, Anka, and Bukkuyum local governments, as well as all the towns, roads, and markets recently closed by the government due to heightened insecurity in some parts of the state,” he said in the statement.

“The approval followed the satisfactory reports received on the security situation in the affected communities.

“In view of the above, the government has lifted the embargo it enforced on political activities in the state.”

The Commissioner added that Governor Bello Matawalle will not “compromise his constitutional responsibilities to the people of the state.”

While calling on the residents to be security conscious, Dosara promised that the government would continue to fulfill its part of the bargain in providing security for lives and property.

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