From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state didn’t pay a dime for the release of the abducted 26 girls of katsina state origin who were released by their abductors.
In a statement, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public enlightenment, Media and Communications, Alhaji Zailani Baffa said the Governor had secured their release based on the peace process he initiated.
Baffa stressed that, some people who were not happy with the laudable achievements of the Governor on security were out to sabotage his efforts.
“It has come to the notice of Zamfara State Government that misguided individuals are spreading false and fabricated information on the laudable efforts of Governor Bello Matawalle on yesterday’s release of 26 indigent girls of Katsina state”.
“The story that went viral of the efforts of Governor Bello Mohammed in securing the lives of these young souls and handing them over successfully to Governor Bello Masari was however received with bitterness by enemies of peace and obviously, bitter persons who will wish hell loose than Matawalle’s name to soar high”.
“These misguided persons have since instigated false information that the girls were not rescued by the peace process initiated by Governir Matawalle administration but by ransom paid by the families of the released girls”.
Baffa saidthe the rescued girls were not released on ransom as the genuine families of the girls have since denied the false story.
According to him, “Governor Bello Mohammed has never taken any step in the last one year and five months to score any cheap political goal but simply doing his assigned job which he swore to do”
“Indeed, any iota of dishonesty in his intent or approach would have woefully failed and put the state in jeorpardy as it happened to those leaders preceding him”. Said Baffa.
He concluded that “Governor Bello Mohammed notes with satisfaction that God has always vindicated him from such machinations and will continue to do so as his only aim so far is to discharge his onerous task of securing lives and property of all Zamfarans and not to deceive them”.