The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has said he would arrest and prosecute any politician no matter how highly placed that uses thugs to cause trouble in the northwest state.
He stated this at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital when the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s delegation led by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State visited him over the release of 279 schoolgirls in Zamfara State.
Governor Matawalle stated that nobody that can claim to be above the law of the land, vowing that he had drawn a battle line with the enemies of peace in the State.
“These power drunk politicians cannot stay in Abuja, Kaduna or anywhere in Nigeria and be instigating crisis and be sponsoring terrorism in the state, killing thousands of innocent citizens of the state for selfish interest,” he warned.
He warned that nobody is a sacred cow or untouchable, stressing that he is now in charge of the affairs of Zamfara State.
Meanwhile, the Zamfara governor has reacted to the decision of the National Security Council to declare the state a no-fly zone.
Recall that the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), stated this after the meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday.
Monguno in his statement added that President Muhammadu Buhari has banned mining activities in the state.
Matawalle while reacting to the development when Ekiti State Governor visited him, said he is not sure the federal government understands the situation.
“It seems the security council doesn’t understand where the nature of the security problems in Zamfara state but if they decided to take such action let them go ahead.”
“I’m not afraid of anybody and the problem of insecurity in the state predated my administration.”