The Zamfara State government has prescribed death by hanging for bandits and kidnappers while their informants in the State risk a minimum of 10 years imprisonment.
This was evident in the bill for the prosecution of banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, kidnapping and incidental offences into law, which was signed into law on Tuesday by the State governor, Bello Matawalle.
The measure which is part of measures to tackle insecurity and instrument to prosecute offenders of the crimes in the State, comes barely 48 hours after he challenged residents in the State to pick up against enemies of the State, amidst backlash.
The executive order number 7, 8, 9 and which he had signed into law last year will provide a legal instrument of operations for the four special Committees he inaugurated on Thursday, 27th June 2022 aimed at ensuring that the security measures put in place.
In addition, the law also provided that anyone who is guilty of banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, and kidnapping is liable to the death penalty.
The development has placed Zamfara, behind the National Assembly, Niger, Lagos, Taraba and a few other States who have signed death penalty into law under the prevailing circumstances.