Breaking: How we secured release of 279 Zamfara schoolgirls – Gov Matawalle 

  Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State said repentant bandits in the state assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the rescue of the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe schoolgirls.   The governor, who received the girls at about 5am on Tuesday in Gusau, said the 279 girls were returned safely without paying any ransom.   Matawalle said: “This is the result of our peace effort and putting to shame all those saying there is no security in this country. “We have been in discussion since Friday with…

Between a Peace Worker and Peace Wreakers in Zamfara By Sani Mafara

Prior to May 2019 when Bello Matawalle assumed office as governor of Zamfara State, the northwestern state was under a seemingly endless siege. The state was a typical killing field, a boiling cauldron of bloodthirsty bandits and notorious kidnappers. Cattle rustlers and dare-devil miscreants were ruling over swathes of land with security forces battling tooth and nail to stop them. But since Matawalle took the seat of power in the state capital Gusau, the state has steadily experienced a new lease of life. A territory that was once awash with…

Zamfara Gov Promises Special Packages For Corps Members

Governor Bello Muhammad of Zamfara State has promised his readiness to pay Special allowance to Corps Members Serving in rural communities across the State. He said the decision was to appreciate and encourage them for their contributions to the socio-economic development of the State. The Governor stated this in his address during the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch “B” Stream One held at NYSC Orientation Camp in Tsafe. He also disclosed that the State Government will soon complete the abandoned hostel project and initiate the construction of more hostels for…