By Amina Yahaya
The Executive Governor of Zamfara state, Hon Dr Bello Mohammed Matawallen-Maradun has re-echoed his commitment to bringing armed banditry to a complete end in Zamfara through the establishment of a law that provides death sentence on armed bandits, kidnappers and informers to criminals in the state.
The Governor made his position known on Tuesday when he received the leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria at
Gusau the state capital .
He said, following the inauguration of the sixth assembly in the state, the bill will be prepared and forwarded to the legislature on Thursday, this week for deliberation and passage.
The Governor who advised the criminals operating in the state to surrender and embrace peace promised to provide basic social amenities and infrastructure to the Fulani community wherever they may be.
He particularly stated that he will provide good drinking water, grazing lands and schools and called on the Fulanis to take their children to school noting that one of the problems leading to insecurity in the state is lack of sound education.
In his response, the leader of the Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Kiruwa’s Muhammad said he was at Gusau , to congratulate the governor over his victory as the state governor and to seek for the exploration of workable avenues for the attainment of lasting peace in the state.
Kiruwa who urged the state government not to allow any criminal go free after arrest cautioned against unfair judgment or the treatment of people as first class and second class citizens.
The meeting was attended by the state Deputy-governor, Barr Mahadi Ali Gusau, immediate past Deputy-governor of the state, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad, PDP State Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha Gusau, SSG, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, DG, Matawalle Campaign Organization, Alhaji Jamilu Aliyu Zannah, Emir of Anka,Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad and all head of security agencies in the state among others.
YUSUF IDRIS G
Director General Press Affairs, Government House,Gusau