The Zamfara State Government has raised an alarm over an intelligence report at its disposal indicating that some group of persons are planning to hold unlawful demonstrations across 14 local government areas of the state.
This is contained in a statement on Sunday by Zailani Bappa, the Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication to Governor Bello Matawalle.
The statement read: “Impeccable security reports have indicated that some unscrupulous elements in the state are planning to create disharmony in the state by sponsoring for unlawful demonstrations across the 14 local government areas of the state.
“The ploy is to give the wrong impression that the people of Zamfara State are dissatisfied with the efforts of the state government in maintaining peace in the rural areas.
“The government of His Excellency, Dr Bello Muhammad (Matawallen Maradun) wishes to draw the attention of all and sundry to be wary of these enemies of the state and resist their desperate attempt to draw the hands of the clock backwards simply to discredit the solid achievements recorded in the last six months in the area of peace and reconciliation.
“We wish to put on record that peace is still reigning in Zamfara State and any hiccups are manifestation of a decade long of disharmony, friction and wanton death caused by acute maladministration in the past which the present government is working hard to address.
“The government of His Excellency, Dr Bello Muhammad hereby warns that it will not fold its arms and watch saboteurs to jeopardise the progress so far recorded in the area of peace and reconciliation in the state.”