Gusau – Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, has commended Nigerians over protest calling for an end to banditry and other criminal activities in the state.
Yari made the commendation in Gusau on Tuesday when the acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Muhammad Adamu, paid him an official visit in Gusau.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, said the peaceful protests indicated that Nigerians were very concerned about the situation in Zamfara.
Nigerian Citizens March4Zamfara to convey the heartfelt sorrow to Mr.president MBuhari over the massive killings and rampard kidnapping in Zamfara State,Northwest and Nigeria at whole. pic.twitter.com/U5eIwiAGST
— Muhammad Yahaya Gusau (@MuhammadTambura) April 6, 2019
“They have also reminded us of our responsibility and ginger us to be more proactive in tackling the menace which started as a mere annual Fulani/farmers crisis.
“It has degenerated from annual to bi-annual, to monthly, to daily and now, to many times in a day,” he said.
Yari explained that in the past, the bandits attacked without notice, adding that nowadays, they have gone sophisticated by informing their victims of time, place, and when they would strike.
Without any iota of doubt, the Governor of Zamfara State (I won’t even dignify him by typing his name) is the MOST USELESS Governor in Nigeria, apologies to Yahaya Bello and Samuel Ortom.
Enough is Enough pic.twitter.com/RIc3TkR7Nq
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) April 7, 2019
‘’The will even go as far as notifying their abductees through phone calls when they will be abducted.”
He said the state government had so far spent huge sum of money in addressing security problems in the last five years, especially on security agencies, victims and resettlement.
The governor thanked the Federal Government for its continued support, especially in the establishment of a Brigade, Air Force Quick Response Group, and deployment of troops to curb banditry in the state.
The acting I-G reassured people of the state that the police would continue to fight the bandits until lasting peace was attained.
He also solicited for the cooperation of members of the public particularly in giving quick and credible information on any suspicious movements.
Say your last prayers the bandits in Zamfara. The wailers have angered Baba @MBuhari !
1000 Special Force (SF) Deployed:
The entire armory base of Zamfara bandits has been leveled to ashes by the Air Force pic.twitter.com/VGUMxb3zA5
— Sidi Umar (@SidiUmar5) April 8, 2019
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that protests were within the week simultaneously carried out by Nigerians in some parts of the country and Nigerians in the diaspora calling for an end to banditry, rustling, and kidnapping in Zamfara.
This is Zamfara, a small goldmining site.Dangote said, poverty in d north is as a result of bad, selfish, clueless leaders.If they are not lazy & only run to Abuja to collect money from d South d people wont be so poor.This is what Atiku wanted to address but they wont let him. pic.twitter.com/0fKL0VkJnp
— Olushola Olufolabi (@olushola_shola) April 9, 2019
#ZamfaraKillings President @MBuhari of the @OfficialAPCNg won Zamfara State with 438,682 (according to @inecnigeria) in the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, even when Zamfara people were being killed by bandits on daily basis. Why vote in a man that can’t protect u? pic.twitter.com/oKGZt5cM6I
— ibu thomas🇳🇬 (@Hailfinger1) April 7, 2019
— Bulus Atsen (@ByAtsen) April 6, 2019