Matawalle: Why we stopped negotiations with bandits

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has said his administration ended dialogue with bandits because they were deceptive.

He said the bandits defaulted on a peace agreement.

Matawale told reporters at the State House, Abuja, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, that relative peace had returned to the state.

He observed that the state government had remained committed in the fight against banditry and that the people were seeing results.

Among other measures, telecommunication operations were shut down in the state.

Asked whether dialogue was no longer an option, Matawale said: “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 realised that they had deceived us.

“So, we had to back out of it and decide to fight them to a logical conclusion.”



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