Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle has stated that the solution to the banditry ravaging the northern part of the country, is in Zamfara state which he governs.
The Zamfara state Governor said this while receiving members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its Chairman Prince Uche Secondus, who paid him a condolence visit over the killing of eight persons in the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda.
Matawalle described Zamfara as the epicentre of banditry in the North and further affirmed that the reign of bandits in Northern Nigeria will come to an end if all governors in the region form an alliance to destroy their (bandits) camps in Zamfara State.
“Zamfara is the epicentre of banditry in the North and if the issue of banditry is taken seriously in Zamfara State, I assure you the whole issue of banditry in Northern Nigeria will end.
“So, I’m calling on my colleagues and the security agencies to put more efforts in Zamfara State so that we can identify all the camps of the bandits and destroy them.
“If we don’t destroy them, we may not be able to end the issue of banditry in the North or Nigeria at large. No matter what the bandits tell you about dialogue or reconciliation, we must be able to mop up the weapons in their hands, without doing so, we are not doing anything.”