Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has vowed to eliminate the remnants of unrepentant bandits, just as the kidnapped Village Head of Wuya and 13 others regained freedom from their abductors in the state.
A statement signed by the governor’s special adviser on media and communication, Zailani Bappa, quoted Mr Matawalle as making the avowal on Tuesday while receiving the rescued persons from the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo.
According to him, the state government has changed its strategy by abandoning the peace process, saying that the unrepentant bandits would now face the full wrath of the security.
“We have now arranged with the Military to resume full operations on unrepentant bandits wherever they are.
“Moreover, we have so far arrested seven informants who are already in our custody. Anyone found to be an informant for the bandits will face the wrath of our administration.
“Those seven will be taken to Abuja to face the music,” Mr Matawalle added.
The governor also reiterated his administration’s stand on banning the ‘Yan Sa Kai’ volunteer group, warning that any traditional leader found to be supporting the activities of the outlawed group would lose his throne.
The statement noted that the governor had ordered for the medical check-up and treatment of the rescued persons before they reunite with their families.