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Banditry attacks: Zamfara governor asks refugees to return home

Zamfara’s Governor Bello Mohammed Mattawale, has asked for the immediate return of all refugees who left their villages as a result of recent banditry attacks in the state.

In a statement released on Monday night, signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, Governor Matawalle after a visit to victims of banditary attacks that left about 21 people dead in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state assured the refugees that they would only be taken to their respective villages when immediate adequate security is provided.The Governor called for the prompt deployment of the Military to these villages before they arrive there.

The Zamfara governor who also directed that food and clothes be supplied to the refugees promised, sympathised with the victims and promised that his administration would continue to mount on its oars untill banditry is eliminated in the state.

Governor Matwalle therefore called on all citizens in the state to cooperate with the security agencies just as he prayed that God exposes the perpetrators of the attack.

Source: Voice of Nigeria