From: Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau
The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Zamfara State chapter, has commended the state government for initiating peace talk with bandits and cattle rustlers as part the measures it adopted to address security challenges faced by the state.
The commendation was contained in a statement signed by the state chairman of the association, Alhaji Bello Dankande and made it available to newsmen in Gusau, on Tuesday.
ALGON said establishing Peace talk and Reconciliation Committee chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad has addressed problem of security challenges faced by the people of the state.
“Peace has returned in our communities, our people have gone back to their communities and they are leaving peacefully. We have recorded improvement in terms of security in the state especially in rural communities, our people have now embarked in farming and various businesses,” the statement reads.
The statement added, “Before our people leave their farms, most of our rural markets were closed due to insecurity but today, with Allah’s intervention all these become history. Today all our markets that were closed due to security challenges have were now open, we are therefore thanking Almighty Allah for this blessing,” .
ALGON commended the support, cooperation and contribution given by the security operatives in the state to the exercise which he said had play an important role to the success recorded.