The Governor of Zamafara State Dr Bello Matawalle has issued an order that all Emirs, traditional leaders and local Government chairmen in his state are to now remain within their domain or territory at all times and not allowed to spend a day outside their domain.
Speaking at the opening of a one-day Security meeting with traditional rulers, the Council of Ulama and Heads of Security operatives in the State at the Government House in Dutse, Matawalle said the state government has been very lenient due to the nature of the delicate approach to negotiations and peace efforts with bandits in the state.
Pointing out that his leniency was being taken for granted by bad politicians, Gov Bello Matawalle averred that recent happenings in the state where scores of attacks have been carried out shows that bad politicians have a plan in play.
Gov Bello Matawalle affirmed that the orders he gave will be observed for the next three months, and anyone who violates it will lose his job.
Gov Bello Matawalle said;
“Henceforth, no Emir or Chief is allowed to pass a night outside his domain. You must stay with your people at all times to address the problems of Security in your area.
“As for those who aid and abet insecurity in the state, I say enough is enough. We shall return your wickedness and heartlessness with the wrath you will never envisage.
“All Local Government Chairmen in the state are also directed to state put at their local government areas because they are the Chief Security Officers of their respective areas. It is therefore, prohibited for them to be spending their nights outside their areas unless on crucial official duty.
“The state Government is doing all it can to maintain peace and order in the state, but some people are obviously more excited when they hear of attacks by bandits. In their bid to portray our administration as a failure, they do not care how many lives of our brothers and sisters are wasted.
“Left to me as a person, I will be contented with a one term in office if the price is to lose innocent lives of our people. No leadership is worth it when the price is the blood of the innocent.”
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