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Kaya/Maradun Students Kidnap: Zamfara Gov. Matawalle In Tears, Calls For Calm As He Receives Report

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The Zamfara State Governor, His Excellency Dr. Bello Muhammad Matawalle was all tears as he received another report of Kaya Students kidnapping under Maradun Local Government Area of the State, this evening at the Government House.

In the same development, the Governor has declared a new measure of curfew in the State so as to enable the security agencies to monitor closely suspicious movements in the State.

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The State Security Council met and deliberated on the need for further measures and resolved to impose a curfew in all the 14 local government areas of the state from today Wednesday, 1st September, 2021.

Curfew will be in Gusau Local Government from 8pm to 6am, while other Local Government Areas will be from 6pm to 6am.

As at the time of filling this reports, Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle is currently in the State Government House situation room receiving updates from the Security Agencies who are on the trail of the criminals so as to rescue the victims and to avoid any collateral damage.

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Recalled that last week, Security Agencies arrested Senator Kabiru Marafa, the 2019 Campaign Coordinator in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the State for allegedly supplying logistics for bandits.

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Those Instigating, Elongating Crime Against Humanity In Zamfara State Will Soon Be Exposed, Prosecuted ~Gov. Matawalle

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Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawalle has said those collaborating with bandits to elongate crime against humanity in Zamfara State will soon be exposed and prosecuted.

Governor Matawalle disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja after he briefed President Buhari on the security situation in the State.

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The Governor said investigation had begun to ascertain the involvement or the otherwise of people in the list of collaborators of the criminals and their degrees of collaborations.

Governor Matawalle gave the assurance that no one found to be collaborating with the criminals would be spared, no matter their status in the society.

He refuted the outrageous figures of those killed by bandits, which are being published in the social and conventional media, and accused profiteers of the crime for the exaggeration.

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The Governor, who noted that the initial peace agreement he signed with the bandits worked for 9 months, said the agreement got grounded by some people, who instigated the bandits to renege on their commitments of the agreement to gain cheap political clout.

He however said the new strategy to be adopted, which he has informed President Buhari about, would soon usher in peace and stability in the region.

Governor Matawalle thanked the Republic of Niger for assisting Nigeria in her fight against terrorism and banditry.

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