Repentant bandits now help us to fight banditry —Gov Matawalle


Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that repentant herdsmen are now helping the security operatives in the state to fight banditry.

The Governor stated this today while presenting a goodwill message during a three-day workshop organised for the Nigerian Army which held in Gusau, Zamfara state.

Governor Matawalle said, following the peace initiatives introduced by his administration in finding solutions to armed banditry, the repentant bandits have now decided to assist his government in fighting criminals.

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Matawalle said, “The repentant Fulanis had killed a recalcitrant bandit two days ago and brought his AK 47 rifle to me”.

The Governor, therefore, maintained that he would continue to adopt dialogue as a means of solving all forms of criminalities, calling on other governors to adopt the same measure.

He reiterated his government’s resolve to establish Ruga settlement for the Fulani herdsmen in the state, calling on the Federal government to assist him in that direction.

The Governor, however, commended the Nigerian Army and all other security agents who have contributed immensely in the fight against insurgency in the state.

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