We will deal with unrepentant bandits, Gov. Matawalle vows

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state

Zamfara State Government on Wednesday said it is determined to deal with armed bandits who refused to embrace peace with a view to ensuring sustainable peace and progress in the state.

Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle gave the warning through the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Gusau.

Matawalle said it was gratifying to note that the gallant soldiers and officers as well as other relevant security agencies are performing well in confronting all security threats by undesirable elements who were not yet ready to embrace the peace initiative.

He said those who refused to accept the peace deal and their sponsors would surely face the full wrath of the law no matter how highly placed they are.

“As for the repentant bandits who believed in the government’s peace and reconciliation initiatives, the state government would reciprocate their sacrifice in the provision of social amenities such as formal and non-formal education, Hospitals, Veterinary Clinics, earth dams, and boreholes.

“This event is a source of inspiration to all of us and is meant to remember our fallen heroes who fought gallantly and sacrificed their lives to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our dear state,” he added.

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