Insecurity: Governor Matawalle changes approach to fighting banditry


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Governor Matawalle of Zamfara state has warned armed bandits in the state to repent or change base, saying that he has come up with a new roadmap in his approach to handling the issue of security challenges facing the state.

The governor issued the warning today when the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum paid sympathy and condolence visit to the state.

Matawalle said his recent suspension of a District Head in Shinkafi Emirate for conniving with bandits was just a tip of the iceberg adding that in the next four days, he would surprise all those making life unbearable to innocent citizens in the state.

Matawalle further said he has discussed extensively with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s Service Chiefs on the new approach which was most likely going to deal seriously with deceptive and unrepentant bandits.

He thanked security agencies for their support and cooperation in the fight against armed banditry and also thanked members of the public for sharing vital information to address suspicious movements.

He alsothanked the two visiting Governors, Atiku Bagudo of Kebbi who is the Chairman  APC Governors’ Forum and Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa for the visit and their concern.

Earlier while delivering his condolence message, the Chairman of Forum and Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu said they were in the state to extend their heartfelt condolence to the government and good people of the state over the recent bandits attacks that resulted in the lost of innocent souls 

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