The Zamfara government has made it clear that it has no intention of negotiating with bandits to address security challenges in the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Nakwada, while addressing newsmen in Gusau, emphasized that the present administration of Governor Dauda Lawal had no intention of reconciling with bandits.
Before now, there were speculations that the state government had embarked on the secret reconciliation process with bandits.
“The present administration of Lawal have no intention of negotiating with criminals. We are prepared to work in collaboration with security agencies in the fight against insecurity.”
The SSG lamented that the immediate past administration of governor Bello Matawalle, wasted billions of naira on projects that had no direct bearing on the common man.
He said that the state government would follow legal processes to recover all misappropriated funds by the past administration.
He called on the people in the state to continue to support the government on its policies and programmes toward addressing security challenges and reducing socio-economic hardship in the state.
Nakwada announced Lawal’s directives of suspending all permanent secretaries and traditional rulers appointed by the immediate past administration after the 2023 general elections.