Bandits Still Strike Despite Amnesty As Zamfara Government Calls Emergency Meeting



Zamfara government has summoned an emergency meeting with Fulani
leaders over an attack on an outpost in which nine soldiers were
killed in Sunke village, Anka local government area.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on Security
Matters, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, told journalists in Gusau on Saturday
that the meeting was to forestall future occurrence.

He, however, did not say when the meeting will be held.

The security-post attack is the first major security breach since the
government initiated dialogue with bandits in the state.

Dauran confirmed that Thursday’s attack left some soldiers and
attackers dead, while those injured were admitted to Federal Medical
Center, Gusau for proper medical attention.

According to him, the attackers were from Niger State.

“Following the good relationship and understanding established with
the bandits which led to their repentance in Zamfara, I can assure you
that those attackers are not from Zamfara.

“Immediately after the attack, we reached out to the Fulani leaders in
the state who confirmed to us that none of their members participated,
but we have summoned a meeting with them to forestal reoccurrence,” he
said.

The bandits that attacked the joint security outpost were more than
200 and had come on motorcycles.

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