We don’t want dialogue with bandits again, says Matawalle

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has said his administration is no longer interested in dialoguing with bandits kidnapping residents after they rejected previous avenues for dialogue extended to them earlier.

Matawalle said in Gusau that instead, security forces would eliminate them from the state.

“My administration will no longer grant amnesty to bandits as they have failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them,” the governor said, while addressing a congregation.

He urged residents to be patient and to support new security measures put in place to flush out bandits and their collaborators to restore peace in the state.

According to him, the barrage of attacks on bandits by security forces had made them make a fresh overture to the government seeking dialogue.

The governor said the bandits’ emissaries informed him that they had repented and would want to dialogue with government.

He 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.



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