Matawalle commiserate with families,victims of collateral damage in Maru
By Adam Muh’d Sanusi, Gusau
Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has expressed his heart felt sympathy to the families of victims earlier caught in military fire against marauding bandits in Maru Local Government area of the state.
This is contained in a statement made available to Hotpen signed by the special adviser to the governor on public enlightenment, media and communication, Zailani Bappa.
“The Governor was saddened to hear the latest development when the Nigeria Air force was out to eliminate a marauding group of bandits which, unfortunately, caught a number of civilians leaving behind a mixture of casualties involving both the bandits and a number of civilians”.
“This unfortunate incident has come at a time when both the state Government and the Nigeria Military are poised to effectively end the menace of the bandits, especially by taking the fight to their enclaves”, Governor Matawalle noted.
“I wish to, on behalf of myself, my family, the state Government and the entire good people of Zamfara state, extend my sincere sympathy to those who were injured and the families of those who died as a result of this collateral damage,” the Governor added.
Already, the state Government has swung into action to address the remote and immediate causes of the incident with aim of averting any further ugly incidence such as this one in the future.