The Zamfara state government on Monday ordered the reopening of seven weekly markets in the state.
The action according to a statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara “followed reports of some sanity in parts of the state, and the series of requests by members of the public for the reopening of some weekly markets”.
The markets include Nasawar Burukullu,Talata Mafara, Gusau, Shinkafi, Kasuwar Daji, Nasarawar Godel and Danjibga.
The state government however did not approve reopening of livestock markets of any these markets.
The government equally warned against any act of violations of law and order in the markets.
“People should not be seen carrying any weapons into the markets, as well as, no person should be seen attacking or threatening any body in the name of whatever group or organisations.
“Security agencies are by this notice, directed to ensure that people carry out their lawful businesses within and around the markets without harrassment or intimidation.
“Task Force for the implementation of Executive Order should ensure compliance and guard against breach of the Executive order.
“The government would not hesitate to close down once again, any market found to be violating the order” the statement concluded.