State Government Doing All It Takes to Bring Peace Back to Zamfara -Commissioner
Kaduna Northwest, Nigeria
Despite sabotage by unscrupulous elements who do not want the progress of Zamfara state, the government has continued to strengthen its efforts in ensuring that peace reign in the state.
The northern parts of Zamfara state is now
almost free of bandits mayhem.
The state government disclosed this to journalists in a press conference held on 20th March, 2022 in Kaduna.
Represented at the joint press conference by the Zamfara State Commissioner of Information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara (Kakakin Maradun) together with the Commissioner Of Security And Home Affairs, DIG Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe (rtd), the state government it said will not relent in its efforts to ensure that peace return back to the state.
“Gentlemen of the press and fellow Nigerians, I hold the belief that lots of you sympathize with the people of Zamfara considering the bad stories bordering on cruel acts perpetrated by some unpatriotic, inhumane Nigerians against their brothers and sisters. Killing, maiming, kidnapping and demand for ransom, rape, cattle rustling and other cruel acts then, remain the order of the day in Zamfara state.
“I hold the belief that to succeed 100% in making crime-free state will never be a one day affair. The government and people of Zamfara are nowadays very hopeful as peace returns back to our community gradually.
“There is relative peace in almost all the northern part of the state, though with some few skirmishes here and there.
“Inspite of the daunting security problems the state is facing, the government has continuously focused on some strategic areas that can better the lives of the people.
“My beloved colleagues, some of you might have heard our voice at the FRCN, Kaduna yesterday in a phone-in-programme “HANNU DA YAWA” where I highlighted the bold steps taken by the Zamfara state government in meeting the serious challenges of insecurity bedeviling our people, as well as the giant efforts being made by His Excellency, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun in moving Zamfara state and its people forward.
According to the Commissioner, Zamfara state has over 700,000 Internally Displaced Persons IDPs and are being taken cared of.
“Zamfara state government has created the State Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development which is saddled with the responsibilities to take good care of all IDPs as well as people affected as a result of banditry, natural or any other disaster. The ministry has been up and doing to assist victims of both man made and natural disasters in the state.
“The Humanitarian Ministry has established 8 centres across Zamfara state to take care of the over 700,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Zamfara state.
Each of the 14 local government areas of the state currently has emergency relief desk officers shouldering the responsibilities of assisting the IDP in their respective local government.
Speaking further, “Gentlemen of the press, the government also recruited 4,200 Community Protection Guards (CPG), comprising of our ex-servicemen, volunteer able bodied men and other patriotic citizens with Zamfara state at their heart, to support our security operatives to confront these bandits in their enclaves, with a view to curtailing the menace.
It may interest the members of the pen profession to note that, these 4,200 CPGs have already commenced the basic training and are now collaborating with our security operatives in chasing the bandits.
Lamenting, “the activities of unscrupulous people who didn’t want to see Zamfara state in peace and progress, sabotage the peace process the government embarked upon.
“At the initial dialogue with the bandits or peace reconciliation with the bandits, there was a relative peace as majority of the bandits succumbed to the peace process with few who turned down the request of the government to down arms. Those few turned to be thorn in the flesh, still causing mayhem, blood birth, kidnapping etc of the innocent Zamfara citizenry.
Appreciating the contributions of the federal government and other supportive agencies, he said.
“The Zamfara state government will never forget the untiring efforts of the federal government’s moral and material supports, the supports of our traditional rulers, imams and Islamic scholars, politicians, civil servants, military and paramilitary officers, vigilante groups etc who contributed immensely in one way or the other to attain this feat.”
However, to be on top of the situation , the government he informed has continued to strategise and re strategize in order to bring peace to the state.
“Gentlemen of the press, coming to the crux of the matter,
I wish to announce that Insha-Allah soon Zamfara state will regain back its lost glory as one of the states in forefront as the most peaceful states in the federation.” He assured.