The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle says his government and security agencies are working hard to tackle the menace of banditry and other forms of criminality in the State.
Speaking to State House Correspondents, after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, the governor said all efforts were geared towards restoring peace to all troubled parts of the State.
“We met in the National Security Adviser’s office with Northern Governors alongside the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies where we discussed seriously on the issues of insecurity and I was invited here by the Chief of Staff to the President to come and brief him on the issue of insecurity in my State…
“The Zamfara State government and the security are doing their best to curtail this issue of insecurity.”
Matawalle further stated that the State government was using the carrot and stick approach in handling security issues in the State, explaining that repentant bandits were profiled and re-integrated into the society.
“…In handling security issue; we have to adopt so many methods. So, we are using both stick and carrot so it is going concurrently. There are some repentant bandits that have already subscribed to the peace initiative, but some that refused to key into the dialogue, we are fighting them,” he said.
The Governor told Journalists that the ongoing military operation in the state is recording a lot of successes.
“It is very successful, the security operatives are doing very and they have been with us for about a month now and we are seeing the results. They have recorded a lot of successes in their operation and it has to continue,” the governor opined.
Matawalle pledged the full support of the state government to security agencies, as he assured citizens that the matter would soon be over.
Source: Voice of Nigeria