An authority on safety and security named Alhaji Aminu Danbuba has given the advice to the governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, that he should not negotiate with bandits in the sake of achieving peace.
According to him, there are some policies enacted by previous administrations that need to be prioritized in order to secure the welfare of the state as well as the safety of the people living in it.
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He brought up the fact that the previous governor of the state, Matawalle, had negotiated a peace deal with them, which led to the loss of billions of Naira that belonged to the state but did not produce any favorable or advantageous outcomes from the negotiations.
During an interview with the Gist House that took place in Gusau, the capital of the state, Danbuba pointed out that the current status of life in the state has never been more dangerous than it is right now, with insecurity dominating everywhere as bandits continue to attack the area on a daily basis.
He stated that “Killings and kidnappings are also very common in a lot of different places.” There has been a noticeable change in the normal progression of farming activities.
According to him, agriculture continues to be one of the most important economic activities in the state; but, due to the persistent operations of bandits, agriculture has taken a new and dangerous turn, turning it into a business that is fraught with risk for farmers.
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