Insecurity: APC reacts to allegations of paying N57 million to bandits

Insecurity: APC reacts to allegations of paying N57 million to bandits

- The Zamfara state chapter of the APC has responded to the allegation that it is supporting banditry

- A chieftain of the party, Lawan Liman, claimed the security situation in the state has been politicised

- The federal government has declared a no-fly zone in Zamfara state over insecurity in the area

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The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the allegations that it paid N57 million to bandits, asking them not to release the Jangebe abducted girls.

The chairman of the APC caretaker committee in Zamfara, Lawan Liman, faulted a chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Abdullah Shinkafi for making the claims.

Insecurity: APC reacts to allegations of paying N57 million to bandits
APC members at a political meeting with Delta stakeholders. Photo: @OfficialAPCNg
Source: Twitter

According to Channels TV, Liman challenged Shinkafi to mention names of the APC members he accused of supporting the bandits.

He said:

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“This claim is a careless statement that I expected Abdullahi Shinkafi to mention names. You cannot just come to a national TV and accusing that you suspect. Why can’t you mention names.
“This is a serious matter which we have called for several times that this issue should not be politicised because APC being the strongest political party in Zamfara State has always been advising.''

Liman accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in the state of covering up for what he described as non-performance.

In another report, the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has dethroned the Emir of Maru, Abubakar Chika, for allegedly giving support to bandits.

Leadership reported that the governor also removed the district head of Kanoma, Lawal Ahmed for the same alleged offence.

The apex northern group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has applauded the governor over the bold step taken against the supporters of bandits.

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Meanwhile, another report by report by Channels TV indicates that Governor Bello Matawalle has secured the release of ten kidnapped victims who had been in captivity for over three months and two weeks.

Abubakar Dauran, the commissioner for security and home affairs who made this known said the victims were rescued without the payment of any ransom through the peace initiative of the governor's administration.

The affected people which includes three men, four women, and three children were abducted in the Gwaram community of Talata Mafara local government area of the state.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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