Zamfara government cancels Democracy Day celebration
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.
Zamfara State Government has cancelled this year’s Democracy Day celebration due to the insecurity currently affecting the state.
The state also directed its citizens to defend themselves against attacks by bandits.
Speaking in Gusau today during a prayer session organized by the state government to seek divine intervention against banditry, Governor Bello Matawalle said, “The insecurity situation has defied solution, as such people should defend themselves.
“I am calling on the people of the state to defend themselves if the bandits attack them.
“My government has approved that whenever the bandits attack you, do not wait for the security personnel to come to your rescue. You should rise up and protect yourselves.