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Bungudu, Maru, Zurmi Attacks: Zamfara State Government Suspends Activities During Democracy Day Celebration

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Zamfara State Government has suspended all the activities line up for the celebration of this year’s Democracy Day as part of the efforts to protect the citizenery and the concern it has on the recent sad incidents that took place in Bungudu, Maru and Zurmi local government areas respectively

In a statement by Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, Chairman, Publicity sub-committee of the 2nd year anniversary said the Government resolved to took the decision following the recent attacks on its communities by some recalcitrant heartles hoodlums, leading to the killings of several innocent citizens of the state.
The statement reads: “The government is saddened and deeply shocked by the callous behaviours of those behind these attacks.

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” The attacks which took place at this time when we are celebrating our two years in office, showcasing our efforts in providing the people with the dividends of democracy, has deeply touched the governor and his government.

” The government, under the leadership of His Excellency, the Executive Governor Hon (Dr ) Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun, is deeply saddened by the calamity, and condemned in strongest terms, the acts of madness by these senseless killers,” the statement stated.

Acccording to the statement, the State Government expressed its deep sympathy and heart felt condolences to the bereaved families of the affected victims of the tragedies brought about by the murderous.

” The government is therefore appealing to the good people of the state to pray for the repose of the departed souls and continue to be law-abiding.

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The Statement urged People of the state to remain calm and gentle, as well as go about their normal businesses explaining that Security agents have been mobilized to the affected communities and directed to deal ruthlessly with anyone found disrupting the peace being enjoyed by our people.

” The government is doing everything humanely to protect lives and property,

” Government deemed it necessary to suspend all the activities lined up for the democracy day for now, untill further notice.

” People are therefore urged to use today’s domocraracy day to reflect on the sober this tragedy brought us and continue to pray for the intervention of God Almighty, to restore lasting peace in our state, region and the country in general.

” For sober reflection of the unfortunate tragedy brought by some unscrupulous individuals whose interest is always to wreck havoc in our hitherto peace loving society, will surely be punished by God, Allah ( SW).”

The statement that the attackers are people who are largely conflict entrepreneurs, noting that have since before the coming of this government, been devastating to the state and people, as they have been helping the bandits in various directions, ranging from providing them with intelligence and weapons to active participation in the killing, maiming and wanting destruction of animals and property of the innocent people.

The statement pointed out that the governor and government of Zamfara state rejoice with the good people of the state on this great historic day which is set aside by the Federal Government of Nigeria, as Democracy Day, in honour of Late MKO Abiola, the man who was largely adjudged as the winner of the most widely acclaimed credible election in Nigeria, but was denied the mandate given to him by Nigerians in June 12, 1992.

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” Worried by the series of complaints and accusations against some traditional rulers who are alledged in one way or the other in aggravating the activies of bandits in their domains by aiding and abetting the banditry, it has became necessary for the government to suspend two emirs and set up committees to investigate the allegations leveled against them.

” The suspended emirs are that of Zurmi and Dansadau, respectively.

The Government also thanked everyone for the support and prayers being extended to the government, ” the Government prays Allah to bring lasting peace to our dear state in particular and the country in general” the state added.

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