- Governor Bello Mutawalle has urged emirs in Zamfara state to end the killings in the state
- Mutawalle said the killing of Fulani in public places have triggered attack in various communities in Zamfara
- The governor said Zamfara state is working with security agencies at the centre to ensure the protection of lives and property in the state
The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Mutawalle, on Wednesday, June 12, called on all emirs in the state to end the alleged extrajudicial killings of residents of Fulani extraction in their domains.
Addressing the emirs in his Democracy Day speech, Mutawalle said his administration has realised that extrajudicial killings of Fulani by vigilantes, popularly known as Yan Sakai in public places have triggered attack in various communities in Zamfara.
Daily Trust reports that Mutawalle said the state is working with security agencies at the centre to ensure the protection of lives and property in the state.
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Mutawalle said: “I conferred with security chieftains both in the state and in Abuja. I discussed with the immediate past Minister of Defence and a host of other relevant stakeholders to fashion out a workable strategy that will lead to the defeat of this wave of crimes soonest."
The governor also urged criminals operating in the state to surrender and embrace peace.
He said his administration would be ready to accept them and reintegrate them into the society.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Bandits described as herdsmen on Wednesday, June 12, attacked passengers on the Ife-Ibadan highway, killing one person.
The dead man was identified as Adenipekun Ademiju, a worker in the Atakumosa west local government area of Osun.
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Ademiju was said to have boarded a vehicle at Osu town going to Ibadan when he and other passengers were attacked at Ikire community along the expressway.
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