Share intelligence reports with security to end banditry, Zamfara gov tells Emirs

The Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has charged Royal Fathers in the state to provide intelligence reports that can lead to the total clearance of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling bedevilling the state and North at large.

The Governor gave charged while receiving Emirs of Shinkafi, Zurmi, Kaura Namoda, Birnin Magaji and Tsafe Emirates Councils who paid him Sallah Homage at his Gusau residence.

He said Royal Fathers have a great role to play in gathering and sharing of intelligence with Security agencies that will lead to arrest of Security challenges particularly armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling facing the north.

Governor Matawalle directed traditional rulers to share intelligence with Security agencies for immediate and appropriate measures to be taken accordingly.

He described sharing genuine intelligence report as the major bedrock of ending Security challenges facing the region and the country at large.

“Royal Fathers stand at a better position to provide accurate and reliable intelligence because they interact with the locals directly and must have the full knowledge of their people’s characters and their daily business”.

Governor Matawalle appreciated the support and the cooperation from the royal Fathers, particularly in the area of the peace process which yielded positive results leading to the opening of all the roads and market places that were not accessible before.

The Governor also commended the Security agencies in the State for their proactiveness and making the State more secured than before.

Earlier on, in their separate speeches to the Governor, Emirs of Shinkafi, Zurmi, Kaura Namoda, Birnin Magaji, and Tsafe, emirate councils expressed happiness in the way Governor Matawalle handled Security situation in the state.

They assured the present administration of their continued support and cooperation to policies and programmes.

The Emirs lauded the Governor’s efforts of restoring the state’s lost glory of peace and stability through constant calls for unity, loyalty and discipline among people of the state which is now responsible for the attainment of peace in all the nooks and crannies of the state.

They advised the Governor to sustain the carrot and stick approach tackling banditry and other forms of criminality in the state.

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