From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has met with his Borno State Counterpart Babagana Umara Zulum at his Kano residence in order to share and review the security situation in the two states towards restoring lasting peace

This was contained in a statement by the Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications Government House Gusau, Alhaji Yusuf Idris and make available to newsmen in Gusau.

The statement stated that during the meeting,  efforts of the two Governors in addressing the security situation affecting their states and the dimensions which the terrorists are carrying out attacks on  innocent citizens were discussed where the need for total cooperation from citizens of the affected states is seen as crucial in order to defeat the insurgents.

According to the statement, both Governors also shared notes in the mode of their operations in handling the security situation with a view to using both approaches to achieve the set objective.

“The meeting also agreed to share genuine intelligence in order to maintain the  firm stance in dealing with  obstructors of  government efforts of restoring the lost peace and maitainance of security of citizens lives and properties”.

The Governors also agreed to deal decisively with anybody found undermining their efforts of peace building especially from state as well as non-state actors.

The meeting noted the roles of traditional institutions in the restoration of peace and agreed to work closely with the traditional rulers.

The two Governors noted the unpleasant attitude of some traditional rulers who allow themselves to be used by mischief makers to thwart the efforts of the government and security operatives by refusing to provide intelligence that will lead to the arrest of  criminals in their domain to security agents but continue to cover them unlawfully to harm the larger society.

The statement added that President Muhammadu Buhari received accolades from the two state chief executives for the support being extended to their states in tackling the carnages.

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