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Matawalle recommends death penalty for bandits, kidnappers

Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara, has justified the death penalty approved for anyone convicted of banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, or cultism in the state.

Matawalle spoke on Wednesday when he was interviewed on Journalists’ Hangout, a TVC programme.

“Death penalty will work. I have signed it. Anyone found guilty will face the law. The death penalty might not be popular, but those killing people, is it popular?” he quizzed.

Zamfara State is one of the States most ravaged by insecurity. Some areas within the State still under the control of bandits