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Zamfara cancels Democracy Day celebration over insecurity

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Zamfara cancels Democracy Day celebration over insecurity

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Zamfara State Government has cancelled this Democracy Day celebration of this year because of the insecurity presently affecting the state.

The state also charged its inhabitants to defend themselves against invasion by bandits.

Speaking in Gusau today during a prayer meeting planned by the state government to seek divine intervention against banditry, Governor Bello Matawalle stated, “The insecurity situation has defied solution, as such people should defend themselves.

“I am calling on the people of the state to defend themselves if the bandits attack them.

“My government has approved that whenever the bandits attack you, do not wait for the security personnel to come to your rescue. You should rise up and protect yourselves.

“My government has also planned to recruit locals from each community who will be in charge of monitoring their villages to ensure that bandits do not attack them.

“I am calling on the traditional rulers and community leaders to make sure that only people of proven integrity are recruited.”

The Governor also appealed to the traditional rulers to expose the criminals in their communities that were scheming with the bandits.


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