The recent attacks and killings in Zamfara State by Bandits have led to the formation of delegates by Governors under the banner of Progressive Governors Forum to pay condolences visit to the Governor and the people of Zamfara State.
The delegation led by its Chairman, Governnor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, in company of his Jigawa counterpart, Governor Badaru Abubakar on Saturday registered their presence at the State Government House in Gusau, Zamfara State.
Recall that it was reported in the news that villages/communities in Gusau, Maradun and Bakura local government areas of Zamfara experienced massive attacks where more than fifty one innocent residents were killed .
Bagudu explained that they were in a meeting that security matters was the first and major agenda in Abuja three days ago, sequel to their earlier meeting which also centered on security with President Buhari when their colleague from Zamfara State abruptly rushed out as a result of the news of the killings on his people to meet with the Chief of Army Staff, out of his ceaseless concern about the disturbing security situation in his State.
Bagudu said, “We are here today to show our concern and solidarize with our colleague, as well condole the Government and people of the State over these unwanted and condemnable killings”.
He encourage the Governor not to be discouraged in sustaining his ongoing noticeable efforts of fighting banditry, while reconciliation with the repentant ones should be sustained. He expressed sadness over the killings and prayed that Almighty Allah grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus, as well as prevent the recurrence of the unfortunate incident.
While responding, Governor Bello Matawalle said, the event really shocked him, the attacks and killings were needless because he was at a meeting to discuss the security challenges in the State/Country.
The Governor sounded note of warning to the bandits in the state to either repent or change their base, as he draws a new roadmap in his approach to handling the issue of security challenges facing the State.
He thanked his Governor colleagues for the visit and their concern.