Zamfara is not supporting bandits — Commissioner

The Zamfara Government has denied an online media report that it gave Hilux trucks to “repentant bandits’’ the state.

Addressing journalists his office on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, described the report as “unfounded’’.






“This is certainly untrue, a fabrication of the writer and an unfounded statement meant to smear the of Gov. Bello Matawalle and the of his administration handling security issues the state.

“You know it will look foolish to any -thinking mind to say government that recently purchased and donated 200 Hilux vans to ease the operations of security agencies in the state will also give vehicles to bandits under whatever guise of arrangement,” the commissioner pointed out.






He said discreet investigation carried out by the state government showed false report did not emanate from any of the security agencies operating in the state, as contained in the online media report.

An online media platform on Tuesday released a report alleging Zamfara government gave three vehicles to repentant bandits which they now use to perpetrate crimes, thereby betraying the peace which they entered with the government.








The allegation came  on the heels of a Monday morning attack on Janbako community in Maradun Local Government Area where about 10 people killed.

Similarly, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr Zailani Bappa, while reacting to the online publication,  described it as “careless, quackery and sheer mischief without balance’’. (NAN)