Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has assured residents that all those abducted in the state will be rescued.
In a statement by his media aide, Zailani Bappa, the governor said his administration has taken steps in arresting the security situation in the state.
The Governor also appealed to families of kidnap victims to have confidence in the state government’s ability to curb banditry in the bud.
“This singular incident marks another sad moment in the fight against the security challenges we are facing in our dear state.”
“I appeal to the families of all abducted persons to have confidence in our ability to do all that is needed to be done in rescuing their dear ones.
“I have directed all security agencies for the speedy location of the abducted persons and will, in sha Allah, be rescued.”
Matawalle also said the state government will not tolerate any act of indiscipline from unscrupulous persons who want to manipulate the present situation to score cheap political goals.
“We are a responsible Government and we shall not relent in ensuring the safety of all our citizens at all times. We shall not condone calculated political sabotage or vagaries and indiscriminate abuse of privileges to jeopardize our fragile security situation in the state,” Matawalle said.
“We have noted the rise of informants’ activities leading to many unfortunate banditry attacks on soft targets. We shall take more stringent steps in addressing the current situation, including possible communication shut down once again.”