Zamfara Governor offers to resign over insecurity

Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has offered to resign if taking such step will bring a lasting solution to the high level of insecurity in his state.

Speaking when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday, Matawalle said he does not mind using his job as a sacrifice for peace to reign.

“If I know that my resigning as a governor will make the people sleep with their two eyes closed, I can resign.

“I am ready to do what will bring security. I am not power-hungry. I have been having a sleepless night to protect the people of Zamfara state.”

During the programme, Bello Matawalle also disclosed that the schoolgirls who were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara LGA in February, alleged that their school watchman was involved in the incident.

Matawalle said the students alleged that the bandits told them that their watchman gave them the go-ahead to come.

He said;

“Even the watchman of the school…. The children have mentioned that when they were there; after releasing them, the bandits were telling them (the schoolgirls) to greet the watchman for them.

“They even mentioned his name that he is the one who gave them the go-ahead to come, so he was involved.

“They have said this in front of the commissioner of police in Zamfara state. Investigation will be carried out and all people involved will be known.”

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