From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Zamfara State Government has expressed deep sympathy over the killinggs of the people in Kadawa village of Zurmi local government area of the state.
The Government has also sent its heart felt condolences to the bereaved families of the affected victims of these tragedies brought about by the murderous.
In a statement, the commissioner of information Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara said, “Following the recent attacks on our communities by some recalcitrant heartles hoodlums, leading to the killings of several innocent citizens of our dear state, the government is saddened and deeply shocked by the callous behaviours of those behind these attacks”.
Dosara, who is also the chairman, publicity sub committee for the Democracy Day celebration said, “The attacks which took place at this time when we are celebrating our two years in office, showcasing our efforts in providing the people with the dividends of democracy, has deeply touched the governor and his government”.
“The government, under the leadership of His Excellency, the Executive Governor Hon (Dr ) Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun, is deeply saddened by the calamity, and condemned in strongest terms, the acts of madness by these senseless killers”.
“The government is therefore appealing to the good people of the state to pray for the repose of the departed souls and continue to be law-abiding”.
Dosara called on the people of the state to remain calm and gentle, as well as go about their normal businesses.
He said that, the security agents have been mobilized to the affected communities and directed to deal ruthlessly with anyone found disrupting the peace being enjoyed by our people.
He maintained that he government was doing everything humanely possible to protect the lives and property of the people.
“The government also appreciates the manner in which the people of the state are law-abinding and supportive of the government’s efforts in providing security and the dividends of democracy”. Said the commissioner.
He announced the cancellation of the Democracy Day Celebration until further notice.
His words, “As part of the efforts to protect the citizenery and the concern it has on the recent sad incidents that took place in Bungudu, Maru and Zurmi local government areas respectively, government deemed it necessary to suspend all the eight activities lined up for the democracy day for now, untill further notice”.
He urged the people to use the domocraracy day to reflect on the sober this tragedy brought us and continue to pray for the intervention of God Almighty, to restore lasting peace in our state, region and the country in general.
He expressed optimism that those who were behind the attacks would never go unpunished by God.
“For sober reflection of the unfortunate tragedy brought by some unscrupulous individuals whose interest is always to wreck havoc in our hitherto peace loving society, will surely be punished by God, Allah ( SW)”.
“These people who are largely conflict entrepreneurs, have since before the coming of this government, been devastating to our state and people, as they have been helping the bandits in various directions, ranging from providing them with intelligence and weapons to active participation in the killing, maiming and wanting destruction of animals and property of our innocent people”.
“The Governor and government of Zamfara state rejoice with the good people of the state on this great historic day which is set aside by the Federal Government of Nigeria, as Democracy Day, in honour of Late MKO Abiola, the man who was largely adjudged as the winner of the most widely acclaimed credible election in Nigeria, but was denied the mandate given to him by Nigerians in June 12, 1992”.
“Worried by the series of complaints and accusations against some traditional rulers who are alledged in one way or the other in aggravating the activies of bandits in their domains by aiding and abetting the banditry, it has became necessary for the government to suspend two emirs and set up committees to investigate the allegations leveled against them”.
The suspended emirs are that of Zurmi and Dansadau, respectively.
“While thanking everyone for the support and prayers being extended to the government, the government prays Allah to bring lasting peace to our dear state in particular and the country in general”. He concluded.