By Adam Muhammad, Gusau
The All Progressive Congress APC Zamfara state branch has condemned the resurgence of banditry in the state which led to killing, kidnapping and maiming innocent civilians by the group of armed bandits terrorists, tasked governor Dauda Lawal to come back to the state to stop the people bloodshed.
This is contained in a statement made available to Blueprint signed by the state publicity secretary of the party Yusuf Idris Wednesday.
The statement reads in part” Attack on innocent Zamfara State citizens as well as security agents have continued to witness unprecedented dimensions of killings and loss of property with the governor, Dauda Lawal Dare, displaying complete disregard to the situation and lack of sympathy to the rural communities”.
“Only in the last three days, the bandits who have become so bold, outrightly displaced residents of Zurmi town, the headquarters of Zurmi local government area of the state, having seen that they have killed and abducted innocent citizens in the villages of Mai Shaho and other neighbouring villages of Zurmi without any confrontation”.
The party lamented that the bandits have now overpowered security personnel, including the military attached to the area, as in their recent attack on Nasarawa Zurmi, they burnt down operational vehicles used by the security personnel.
“All these invasions are, however, and unfortunately, taking place at a time when no one can tell where the governor, Mr. Dauda Lawal Dare is or obtain his comments over the carnage.” The statement contended
The party challenged governor Dauda’s administration for not showing any sign of regret or sympathy to the affected communities.
“We, however, want to commend the effort of the federal government through the security agencies for neutralising Ali kawaje and Shehu Recap who masterminded the abduction of Federal University, Gusau female students with 40 other members of their notorious gang which is a giant effort of tackling the menace and threats posed by the criminal elements throughout the state”.
” These security personnel have continued to demonstrate their dedication, resilience and commitment in the protection of innocent lives and property sometimes at the cost of their own lives, with which they pay the supreme price”.
The party condoled families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate attacks, and pray Allah to accommodate them in Jannaatu paradise.
“On our part, we shall continue to push governments at all levels to ensure the return of lasting peace in all our communities and also assist in our possible best to cushion the effects of the suffering faced by our people.”