Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammed Matawalle has kicked against the backlash that trails his dialogue with bandits.
The Governor said that the policy of dialogue he has embraced has brought some peace to his state
He made this statement through his Special Adviser on media and public enlightenment toHon. Zailani Bappa .
The statement read “This is an echo of what Governor Bello Aminu Masari earlier said of the escalating attacks in his own state”
”Governor Matawalle believes that attack anywhere in the North West, and indeed, the whole country is unfortunate, abominable and condemnable.
“However, it is very uncharitable to blame Zamfara State government’s peace accord which has brought some semblance of peace to Zamfara State”
“Governor Matawalle has more than once in the past, called on his colleagues in the region to copy his initiative at brokering genuine peace with the bandits and try to settle them to normal life. Indeed, even Katsina State Governor tried it but later abandoned it”
“It is very unfortunate that such accusations are coming at a time when the governor is doing everything possible to assist in the release of these innocent children