We are No Longer Interested In Dialogue – Gov. Bello Fires Back at Repentant Bandits

Gov. Bello Matawalle

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has vowed to track down bandits terrorizing parts of the state, saying they have rejected the peace extended to them up till this time.

He revealed that the bloodthirsty bandits’ emissaries informed him that they had repented and were ready to dialogue with the government.

My administration will no longer grant amnesty to bandits as they have failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them,’’ Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State stated this while addressing the congregation in Gusau.

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that the state government is no longer interested in dialoguing with bandits since they rejected the olive branch stretched at them earlier.

He said that instead, security forces would flush them (bandits) out of the state.

The governor also noted that some of the bandits were running out of Zamfara to other states as a result of the new security measures introduced by the state government following the recent surge in killings and abduction of citizens.

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Governor Matawalle warned politicians in the state against giving any form of support to bandits, stressing that: “politicians should fear God and stop buying motorcycles to distribute to people who, in turn, sell to bandits to perpetuate their evil acts.’’

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