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Zamfara govt distances self from FG, bandits’ ‘peace accord’

The Zamfara State Government has distanced itself from the purported “peace accord” being brokered by certain individuals claiming to represent the Federal Government in negotiations with bandits.

In a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mannir Kaura, the government expressed grave concerns about the activities of the individuals, denouncing them as illegal and contrary to the state’s stance on addressing security challenges.

The government clarified that it has no involvement or support for any such negotiations with bandits, reiterating Governor Dauda Lawal’s firm stance against engaging with criminal elements.

It emphasized that the actions by the individuals are politically motivated and aimed at undermining the government’s efforts to combat banditry and other criminal activities in the state.

“We noted with dismay over the attitudes of some unpatriotic group of people claiming to be assigned by the Federal Government to go round in some parts of the state and negotiate with bandits as part of the measure to end banditry activities in the state.

“The state government described the step as illegal and against the wishes of the state government and entire people of the state.

” Zamfara state government is not party to it and is not supporting the move. In several occasions, His Excellency, Governor Dauda Lawal announced that his government has no plans to negotiate or support any peace accord with bandits operating in Zamfara state and the move is politically motivated by the enamies of the state with mission to demoralize the plans and commitment of the present administration in fighting banditry and other criminal activities in the state.

“The state government has rejected the so called peace accord initiative with bandits by these group of individuals and call on the general public as well as security agencies to monitor and reject their movement in the state, it is against the wishes of the entire people of Zamfara state and politically constituted to cause mayhem to our security agencies and the present administration of Governor Dauda Lawal’s efforts in tackling the current security challenges in the state.

“The general public is hereby assured that the state government in collaboration with security agencies are on top of the security situation in the state and is working tirelessly to ensure that peace returned to the state and the lives and properties of the entire Zamfara people are protected, issues of banditry has became a history in the state.

“The state government however extended its condolences and sympathy to the victims of the recent banditry attacks at Sakaji and Bilbis villages in Kaura Namoda and Tsafe local governments areas, describing the incidents as unfortunate and would not be allowed to continue, ” the statement said.

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