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Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed why banditry will not end soon



Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed why banditry will not end soon in the state.

The governor attributed the continued attacks by bandits on innocent residents of various communities in the state to the activities of some individuals.

He made the remarks on Monday while briefing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

“I don’t think this issue of banditry will end very soon because already, some people are behind it,” the governor said.

“Some people are using it and all they need is at least to show Nigerians that both the Federal and Zamfara state governments are not serious about the issue of insecurity, despite the fact that some of them are involved in the crisis of this insecurity. But we’re doing our best.”

Governor Matawalle gave an assurance that in spite of the efforts of these individuals, residents would begin to witness significant improvement in the security situation.

According to him, the President is wading in through some strategies that will be manifest in the next 48 hours to provide succor to the people.

The governor equally blamed those he described as political bandits as responsible for fake reports on the number of affected persons in the recent attacks on some communities.

He debunked the claims that up to 200 persons were killed in Bukuyyum and Anka Local Government Areas of Zamfara.

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