From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has again facilitated the unconditional rescue of eleven kidnapped victims without paying any ransom but through the carrot and stick initiative of his administration in the state.
In a statement, the Press Secretary to the Governor, Alhaji Jamilu Ilyasu Birnin Magaji said the Governor received the rescued kidnapped victims yesterday night at the Government House, Gusau in furtherance to his carrot and stick approach to ensure lasting peace and tranquility in all parts of the state and beyond.
The victims according to the statement included ten males and a female who were from Bukkuyum local Government Area of the State.
While receiving the kidnapped victims, Governor Bello Matawalle assured that his Administration would not rest on its oars until total peace was achieved in all parts of the state.
The Governor explained that the peace accord and reconciliation process with repentant bandits would be sustained in the state, while those unrepentant ones would face the full wrath of the law.
He directed that the victims should be taken to the Hospital to ascertain their Health status before their final release to their respective families.
The rescued victims expressed delight and boundless gratitude to Governor Matawalle who they described as the peace maker and bridge builder between all the categories of people in the state.
The rescue of the victims was coming just few days after the Governor’s meeting on security with all the critical stakeholders from the local Government Areas in order to further discuss avenues of achieving peace and harmony.
The victims were received in the presence of some members of the National Assembly from the state that included Senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District, Senator Hassan Muhammed Nasiha and his counterpart of Zamfara West Senatorial District, Alh. Lawal Hassan Dan Iya Anka, as well as some senior Government officials.