A group, Northern Nigeria Youths for Peace and Political Unity (NOYPO), has declared support for the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Muhammad Matawalle over his recent security measures in the state.
The National Secretary of the group, Barrister Abdullahi Ahmed Kalgo in a message entitled, “Bandits: Insecurity challenges in our Zone, Gov Bello Matawalle is serious”, called on the people of the state, North and the federal government to support him in this cause in the interest of the country.
In a statement Signed by Barrister Abdullahi Ahmed Kalgo, National Secretary made available to journalists revealed that
The group noted that states governors bordering Zamfara, that is Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna should urgently cooperate with Governor Matawalle’s new tactical idea in fighting banditry, “they should support it for the success of new security measures in fighting against insecurity in the region”.
The group is further hopeful that, with such measures especially by promoting an atmosphere of understanding, unity and sharing of information about the movement of bandits and strategies for the successful outing for the fight against them, the challenge is surmountable.
According to the group, “going by the action so far taken by governor Matawalle of Zamfara State with other stakeholders in the state, the measures of curtailing insecurity challenges will be of paramount advantage.
“Therefore, governors of Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto and Katsina states respectively are expected to complement such gesture with their support, efforts and commitment toward bringing an end to these challenges affecting the region.
“Zamfara government should blacklist any filling station or community that disregards this new measure.
“We urge security operatives to be cautious in handling this measure to prevent it from becoming a burden on law-abiding citizens of the state.
“Northern Nigerian youth are behind Governor Bello Muhammad Mutawalle on this great decision by supportibg his efforts towards ensuring sustainable development and ensuring security and peace in his state.
“We appeal to our people in Zamfara to make this temporary sacrifice for the success of these measures especially due to closure of markets and movement of goods. It will pay off.
“Federal government should support Governor Matawalle and any other who genuinely shows commitment to the fight against insecurity and banditry activities in his state”, the group recommended.