Tuesday April 20, 2021 7:40 AM

Gov Matawalle blasts ACF over comment on insecurity

The Zamfara State Government has criticised the negative statement made by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) against Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) over

Acccording to the state government, ACF statement on the allegation of banditry sponsorship in the state was bias because the body didn’t study carefully the statements by the Governor.

The government wondered if ACF wants the terror attacks to continue unabated.

The reaction of the Government was contained in a press statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Enlightenment, Hon. Zailani Bappa

The state government said that the  northerners have lost the good old values of the north which includes cherished quality leadership.

“Some few months ago when the Governors of the South-South geopolitical zone descended on Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle over the needless albeit political gold mining controversy, the Governor wondered if the North still had elders, as no one spoke in defence of the North over the spurious attacks as at then. Indeed, none did to date,” he lamented.

“In his utter disappointment, Governor Matawalle lamented that today, there is no single person or group of persons who can stand up and call Northerners to order. He noticed that we have missed that luxury of having a rallying point of elders who we could rally around and depend on any issue pertaining to our dear region.

“In a statement credited to the ACF, the body harshly asked him to disclose the names of those he accused of aiding and abetting banditry in his state, especially the latest criminal act of abduction of schoolgirls from their dormitories at GGSS Jangebe. ACF said the Federal Government should consider Governor Matawalle the culprit if he refused to so disclosed the names of the accused.

“You know, while growing up in a typical Northern home, some of us experienced wisdom from the way our parents dealt with us as their children. When there was a dispute among us, our parents would not dwell on one and harass him because he displayed unorthodox behavior in the feud. They would bring us together and calmly listen to each party before they take a decision either to settle us or reprimand the one discovered to be at apparent guilt. That is leadership.

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