The Zamfara State Governor Hon. Bello Muhammad has urged citizens of the state to support government with accurate and reliable intelligence that will lead in ending the security challenges facing the state.
The governor made the call Friday at the Salahuddeen Al-Ayyubi Jumaat Mosque, Gusau immediately after performing his prayers.
Matawalle said citizens have great roles to play in the ongoing fight against banditry and other criminalities especially in the areas of providing accurate and reliable intelligence on the activities of the criminals that will lead to fishing them out from the society.
He added that good members of the public may have more intelligence about the movement and activities of the criminals but are not sharing intelligence with the government for immediate and proper action.
The governor who specifically called on landlords and members of the community to ensure giving house rent in accordance with state tenants laws and to also report any suspicious movement to the security agencies for action, pointed out that this will go a long way in addressing the problem.
He also reiterated his government’s policy of Carrot and Stick approach to the ongoing fight against banditry and other crimes.
He said the dialogue and reconciliation process would continue with those who accepted or are willing to accept the peace dialogue and repent while those that refuse to embrace the government’s peace process will be dealt with till peace is fully achieved in the state.
The governor promised that the government would deal with anybody found aiding banditry in the state no matter how highly placed such a person is.
Matawalle also appealed for more positive prayers for the government to overcome the resurfacing of the banditry attacks in some communities recently.
The governor said that his administration had restored peace in the state but that in recent days, there had been some security breaches which are being fueled by the enemies of peace and progress.
He also promised to put a stop to the recent security breach in some areas of the state.
The Zamfara State Police Command has debunked trending stories online on various platforms that the Police Command had banned members of Special Constabulary from wearing uniform and performing other Police duties.
The PPRO to the state police command said the story was completely misleading and capable of demoralising the morale of young and vibrant members of Special Constabulary from working towards the restoration of lasting peace in the state.
He further revealed that the state Commissioner of Police Abutu Yaro, in his interactive session with the Special Constabulary at Area Commands and Divisions across the State only banned them from bearing firearms and wearing regular police uniform as well as performing duties outside their communities.
In view of the above, the Command urges members of the public to discountenance the online story.