- Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has met with bandits’ commanders and the Yan Sakai volunteer local vigilance group in Zamfara
- The speaker described the initiative which brought the warring groups together as a great feat that would lead to everlasting peace in the state
- Gbajabiamila said the National Assembly would ensure that the federal government would develop the state to end banditry in the area
Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, met with bandits’ commanders and the volunteer local vigilance groups known as Yan Sakai in Zamfara state on Monday, July 15.
According to The Sun, the two groups are responsible for banditry in the state.
Legit.ng gathers that Gbajabiamila, speaking at the Government House, Gusau, described the state government’s dialogue and peace initiative which brought the two warring groups together at a round table as a great feat that would lead to everlasting peace in Zamfara.
The speaker is on a one-day working visit to meet with stakeholders in the state in a bid to ascertain the security situation and seek lasting solutions to the problem.
Gbajabiamila assured that the National Assembly would ensure that the state is developed by the federal government, to end the banditry.
The speaker was speaking at the Government House, Gusau, while on a one-day working visit to Zamfara to ascertain the security problems in the state and meet stakeholders to seek lasting solutions to the ugly menace in the state.
Gbajabiamila said the National Assembly would ensure that the Federal government would develop the state to end banditry in the area.
The development was also made public by media strategist, Babafemi Oretuyi, who tweeted:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that armed bandits operating in Zamfara state will begin the laying down of their weapons in a state-government-backed peace deal.
Usman Nagogo, the state police commissioner, made this known on Sunday, July 14, adding that the peace deal had led to the release of captives by the bandits.
The police boss said that the surrender of arms and ammunitions was the next phase of the peace deal, adding that it would follow after the release of all prisoners are done.
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