His Excellency the President of Niger Republic Mohamed Bazoum has assured the Executive Governor of Zamfara State Rt. Hon. Dr. Bello Muhammad Matawalle (M.O.N) of his commitment to block any border leakage between Nigeria and Niger Republic to end banditry in Northwestern Nigeria.
Bazoum observed that Niger and Nigeria has suffered both civilian and military casualties from the heartless criminals.
According to him, “my country has come up with the security tackling road map which has since commenced border operation, because base on the intelligence received, I can assure Nigerians that no more hiding place for any criminal activities that could cause mayhem in our respective countries.
In his response, Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle thanked the president of Republic of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum for his visionary thinking and the steps taken by his administration for intensifying border patrol to finally win the battle against bandits, promising to provide all the necessary administrative support to border patrol teams to get rid of any form of crime.
It could be recalled that Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State had inherited a very bad security challenge and economic crisis from the previous administration, but has been able to keep reshaping the State better than he met it.