From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has called on the people of the state to wake up and defend themselves against bandits’ attacks.
The Governor gave the directive in Gusau today (Wednesday) during a special prayer session organized by his administration to seek God’s intervention against banditry.
He said, ” I am calling on the people of the state particularly those in the rural areas to use all the available weapons within their disposal and protect themselves whenever the bandits attack their villages”.
“As from today, you should come out en masse and face the bandits if they go to your villages”.
“Do not sleep in the night and if you get any information that, the bandits are coming to your communities to attack you, try to ambush them with all the weapons at your possession”.
“We have to remove the fears from our minds and face these hoodlums so that they will understand that, we can fight them”.
Governor Matawalle expressed optimism that, if this measure was adopted, the issue of banditry would soon become history.
Prominent Islamic Scholars in the state converged in the mosque where the special prayers were offered which was also broadcast life by the state owned Radio station, Zamfara Radio.