Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has been urged to take swift action to tackle insecurity issues in the state as gunmen again killed no fewer than thirty-five people in a fresh attack.
Naija News understands Dutsin Gari, Asha-lafiya, Rayau, Munkuru, Mahuta and Talli, all communities of the state were attacked during the weekend by yet to be identified gunmen.
The incident was said to have caused residents to flee their homes and seek refuge in some places. Reporting the incident to the governor, the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Gado Maigari, said the affected communities are currently in terrible situations.
Naija News understands that Maigari revealed this while receiving Governor Matawalle who paid a sympathy visit to the affected villages earlier. In his response, Governor Matawalle sympathized with the communities, assuring them that his administration would soon come to their aid.
Matawalle assured them that adequate security personnel would be deployed to the area to restore peace so that the people could go back to their respective villages.
He said: “I want to sincerely sympathize with you over the attacks and loss of your loved ones. I assure you that I will do everything within my powers to make sure that you go back to your respective villages.
“I will very soon send some relief materials to all of you as soon as possible,” Matawalle said.
The Governor lamented over recent attacks and loss of lives in the communities, adding that unpatriotic and heartless politicians were happy with the sad developments.
He, however, assured that his government would soon fish out those people and punish them to serve as a deterrent to others.
Meanwhile, Kaduna State government has vowed that it will arrest any street beggar, popularly known as Almajiri found roaming about the Kaduna metropolis.
Naija News reports that the state COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Major Garba Yahya Rimi (rtd) in a statement issued a few moments ago, said the government has ordered the group to send off all beggars found on the streets of the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.