Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Mutawalle has ruled out the possibility of going on with dialogue with bandits and other criminal elements tormenting the State.
“This is because they have deceived us. Some of them did not follow what we agreed with them. We thought it was something we could continue with them, but we later realized that they had deceived us.
“So, we had to back out of it and decide to fight them to a logical conclusion.”
The governor spoke to newsmen today, September 16, at the Presidential villa in Abuja.
He said that while the fighting is ongoing, the state government had taken a lot of measures.
“We thank God it is yielding a lot of results. We have recorded a lot of successes from what we have done.
“As you are aware, we have a lot of security personnel that were deployed to Zamfara State and they are working seriously.”
Governor Mutawalle said that the situation on the ground is calm and that people are going on with their day-to-day activities.
According to him, the only thing now is that the government had cut a lot of things, particularly food stuff, animals and selling of petroleum products.
“We have imposed a lot of measures and the people are happy with the measures because the people had suffered a lot; people were being killed and kidnapped every day before, but today we have succeeded. We don’t have much of such issues in Zamfara State.