Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has directed Emirs and all other traditional rulers in Zamfara State to organize a one week special prayer session and seek the intervention of the holy God in ending the banditry and other criminal activities in the state.
The Governor gave the directives on Saturday at Government House Gusau when he received the State Council of Chiefs led by their Chairman the Emir of Zamfaran Anka Alh Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad who paid him a condolence visit over the death of the state People’s Democratic party PDP Chairman Alhaji Ibrahim Mallaha.
The Governor who declared that, his administration is making concerted effort to bring an end to the menace of armed banditry, kidnappings and other criminal activities in the state through the stick and carrot approach, insisted that, there is need for constant prayers in order to seeks for the divine intervention.
In a statement by the Governor’s Press Secretary Malam Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji said, Matawallen Maradun further said, “as traditional rulers who are closer to the people you should have a lot to support the government through collaborative effort aimed at securing Zamfara State”.
While thanking them for their tireless support and cooperation especially in the area of supporting his administration’s policies and programmes the Governor acknowledged the sustained effort of the monarchs in ensuring the success of the peace accord initiated by his administration as a clear step of ensuring a lasting peace in the state.
He also thanked the Emirs for the condolence visit describing the death of late Ibrahim Mallaha as shocking to all the well meaning people of the state.
Earlier, the Chairman of Zamfara state council of chiefs, and Emir of Zamfara, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmed who led the 17 Emirs to the visit, said they were at the Government House to register their condolence to the Government and people of the state over the death of Alh Ibrahim Mallaha.
The Emir said, late Ibrahim Mallaha lived a very simple Life worthy of emulation by any politician, and prayed for almighty Allah to forgive all his shortcomings and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.