I didn’t say I would end banditry in four days ― Zamfara gov

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has debunked the reports on some media that declared he would end banditry in the state within four days.

In a statement issued by the Director-General Media, Yusuf Idris Gusau, on Monday, he said the governor was quoted out of context.

For clarity, the statement averred that during a sympathy visit by the All Progressives Governors’ Forum led by the forum chairman and governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Matawalle told the visiting governors that in the next four days he will hold a meeting with all the stakeholders in the state in order to review his administration’s fight against armed bandits and assured that the outcome of the meeting will bring a new way to end banditry in the state.

“There was nowhere in his speech that he mentioned or promised to end banditry within four days as mischievously reported by some conventional media for reasons known to them.

“To set the record straight, we call on all the media organisations that have already published the misleading story to retract it and make all the necessary corrections for the members of the public to know what His Excellency actually said.

“We are appealing to journalists in the state to always clarify their story before going to press.

“The governor also appreciates the support and cooperation he is getting from the working journalists in the state.”

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