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ZAMFARA: Ex-bandits are helping to fight banditry, Matawalle says

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ZAMFARA: Ex-bandits are helping to fight banditry, Matawalle says

The war against banditry in Zamfara State is now enjoying the support of repentant bandits, who are helping to fight recalcitrant bandits still terrorising the state, Governor Bello Matawalle said on Tuesday.

Matawalle disclosed this while presenting a goodwill message during a three-day workshop organised by the Nigerian Army in Gusau, Zamfara State.

According to the governor, following the peace initiative introduced by his administration to find solutions to banditry, “the repentant Fulani have now decided to assist us in the fight against criminals.”

“The repentant Fulani had killed a recalcitrant bandit two days ago and brought his AK 47 rifle to me”, he added.

The governor also promised to continue to adopt dialogue as a means of solving all forms of problems in the state, urging other governors to adopt the same measure.

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Matawale, who reechoed his government’s resolve to establish Ruga settlement for the Fulani herdsmen in the state, called on the Federal Government to assist him in that direction.

The governor also used the opportunity to commend the Nigerian Army and other security agencies who had contributed to the fight against banditry in the state.

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