Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has warned the state All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee chairman, Hon. Lawal Liman Kaura to be mindful of his utterances.
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle who spoke through his Director-General, Media and Public Enlightenment, Comrade Yusuf Idris Gusau, said merciless killings in the state started during the tenure of Alhaji Abdul Aziz Yari.
He said: “It is worthy of note that the governor had passionately said that this time is not for trading blames, but the mischief-makers rather saw the call as a way of further attacking the positive effort of his excellency in trying to bring everyone to save our daughters from this traumatic situation.
“The governor’s appeal must not, however, be seen as a weakness because he has the strong support and prayers of the generality of Zamfara populace and is confident that the abductees will soon regain their freedom and reunite with their respective families.”
He warned that the law will catch up with anyone found to have a hand directly or indirectly in the state’s security challenges, stressing that such persons or groups, however highly placed, would be ready to face the consequences of their actions.
“It is highly disheartening to see a statement emanating from the Caretaker Chairman, Alhaji Lawal M. Liman of the opposition APC trying to heat the polity by describing what happened as the fault of the governor as if the governor had a premonition on the abduction. Or is it that he is still vexing over his inability to bind all members of the APC together which is making them to defect to the PDP where they have more hope in the realization of a better Zamfara?
“Blinded by his opposition tendencies and not seeing anything good in the PDP and Matawalle-led administration, the APC chieftain has forgotten that the security of the country is wholly under the federal government with states only providing supportive and or complementary roles, a development which at one point forced the former APC governor of the state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar to declare that he was not in charge of the security of Zamfara, abandoning his sworn protection of the people’s lives and property.”