By Sabiu Abdullahi
Governor Dauda Lawal has called on the Federal Government to conduct an urgent and comprehensive investigation into undisclosed negotiations with bandits in Zamfara.
Reports have surfaced indicating that federal government agencies were engaging in talks with bandit groups in the state without the state government’s knowledge.
In a statement delivered by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, on Monday Governor Lawal expressed deep concern over these negotiations, which conflict with the state’s strategy against banditry.
The governor reasserted Zamfara’s unwavering stance against negotiating with criminals.
The Zamfara State Government is resolute and “will not negotiate with these criminals,” Governor Lawal declared.
He further urged the Federal Government to terminate these secret negotiations promptly, citing their potential to undermine progress in the fight against banditry.