Zamfara Commissioner of Police Barr. Usman Nagoggo has advised politicians in Zamfara to stay clear of taking advantage of security situation to score cheap political points.
The Commissioner gave the advice today at a press briefing as he displayed a set of twenty three more kidnap victims released last Sunday by the killer bandits.
Barr. Nagoggo was referring to the last Saturday’s incidence when some youths from Jimrawa village of Kaura Namoda local government dumped a dead body of a victim at the premises of the state government house.
The corps was a body of a victim killed in a bandits attack conveyed on motorbike and dumped at the government house to vent grievances that banditry was still going on against the village despite the ongoing peace and reconciliation process by the government.
The Commissioner noted that the incidence was unprecedented in the state despite the fact that bandits killings has been a usual phenomenon for many years, expressing belief that the action might be politically sponsored to create ill feeling and possibly disrupt the success of the reconciliation process.
He cautions members of the public, irrespective of any shade of opinion, to consider that peace is the basis for survival and that any attempt to generate mischief to propel further conflict and violence will subsequently ”consume everyone of us” he warns.
He said no reasonable person would assume that a hundred percent could be achieved within so short period, considering the damage done through several years of bandits activities in the state.
Press Secretary, Office of the Secretary to State Government (SSG)