A group, Arewa Youth for Peace and Security, has slammed the Governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, accusing him of abandoning security in the state.

This is following a recent report on social media alleging that the Minister of Defence for State and immediate past governor of the State, Bello Matawalle “distributed foodstuffs” to the Ado Aliero-led bandits terrorizing Zamfara.

The group accused Lawal of exaggerating insecurity during Matawalle’s administration to receive cheap publicity and popularity that propelled him to government and has now abandoned his promises to the people.

“Since Lawal assumed office, he is overwhelmed by the burden of leadership and has no clue on how to tackle banditry in the state,” the group said in a statement signed by its President, Abubakar Hassan Kankia.

“It is unfortunate that Governor Lawal who used insecurity in Zamfara State as propaganda to mislead the people during his campaign that he would restore security within his 100 days in office has now abandoned the people to their fate while he junkets across the globe leaving his constitutional duties of providing security and delivery of democracy dividends to citizens.

“As a face-saving device, Lawal is busy squandering public funds, sponsoring mischievous, fabricated and concocted lies against Matawalle to gain cheap publicity and sympathy from Zamfara people.

“Governor Lawal is confused, his clueless administration contributed to the current rise of insecurity in Zamfara State. It is heartbreaking watching video clips on social media where bandits praised him as the state has become a safe haven for them.

“These terrorists now want Lawal to remain in power beyond his tenure as they operate unchallenged.”

Zamfara: Bandits now sing your praise – Arewa group slams Gov Lawal

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