Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle has threatened to arrest his predecessor, Abdul’aziz Yari, if any further killing of innocent people occurs after his visit to the state.

Governor Matawalle alleged that anytime Yari visited the state, there were attacks and killing of innocent people.

Matawalle stated this in a statement while receiving some firearms surrendered by repentant bandits at the Government House, Gusau, on Friday, November 22, 2019. He said:

“I decided to take this action against the former governor because I observed that whenever he visited the state, there would be attacks and killing of innocent people immediately he left.”

According to Matawalle, the recent killings in Karaye village was the third time the former governor visited the state. He alleged that his predecessor’s visit was followed by a security breach, which he described as “too much of coincidence.

“Security is the responsibility of all and I wonder why some people such as the former governor and his followers are not happy with the current development in which the security of the state has significantly improved.”

The governor, therefore, instructed security agencies in the state to arrest and prosecute anybody found to be responsible for the killings, saying he would not allow “some failed politicians” to destroy the state for their personal interests.

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