Governor Bello Matawalle
Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawalle has described the recent mid-night attack in Maru town by bandits as “callous” and an “act of cowardice”.
Governor Matawale acknowledged that the deadly attack had claimed the lives of Police officers, Vigilante members and other citizens.
In a statement issued by his Special advisor on Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications, Malam Zailani Baffa, The Governor said his administration was not unaware of the “desperate attempt by the bandits” to, “at this time”, give an impression of supremacy after they had been weakened in recent times.
The statement called the latest attack “unfortunate” but vowed that it “will not slow down the tempo of security operatives” to exert more pressure on them until their “nefarious activities” were nipped in the bud.
Meanwhile, Governor Matawalle has cut short his official engagements in Abuja to visit Maru town, especially the points of the attack. He condoled with the victims of the deadly incident.
“While the state Government will continue to render its maximum support to the Security operatives in the state, all citizens are advised to increase their vigilance and alertness and report any suspicious persons or movements around their communities,” the statement said.
“The state Government condoles with the Nigeria Police, the Organised Vigilante Group and all the families of those who lost their lives during this attack in the line of duty or in defence of their dignity,” it added.
Writing by Shehu Sani; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor