Abiodun OBA

 

Traditional and religious leaders as well as the people of the Zamfara state have been called upon to embark on consistent prayers to end the menace of banditry in the state.

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno made the clarion call while presenting a cheque of N20 million donation by the North East Governors Forum to Gov. Bello Matawalle in Government House Gusau.

Zulum who expressed sadness over the incident, described the incident that led to the killing of 58 persons in eight communities of Anka and Bukuyum local government areas as devastating.

“On behalf of northeast progressive governors forum, we commiserate with Zamfara state government and people affected with bandits attack,” Zulum said.

Zulum noted with concern the alarming rate of banditry and kidnapping in Zone and called for collaboration between the government and the people to end the situation.

“I didn’t say people should take up arms but communities, religious leaders, traditional institutions and all critical stakeholders must work together to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the northwest,” the governor said.

He said Borno and Zamfara were faced with similar insecurity situations, but Borno was winning the fight against the insurgents.

Receiving the cheque, Matawalle thanked the Forum for the support and promised to work harder to end the insecurity situation in the state.

Matawalle said with different measures being taken by his government, the insecurity in the state would soon be history.

He thanked the forum and Gov Zulum for their love and show of concern for the people of Zamfara.

Zulum was accompanied by the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Mohammed Ndume, Muhammed Munguno, among others

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