Zamfara: Matawalle Warns Yari Against Interference
Governor Muhammed Matawalle. NAN

Governor Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State on Wednesday warned his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari not to interfere in his administration or faces dire consequences.

Matawalle added that former governor should also stay away in the peace accord process going in the state.

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This was disclosed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Hon. Zailani Bappa.

The statement said the governor said this while receiving six more abductees, who were voluntarily released on Wednesday by the bandits as part of the ongoing peace accord and reconciliation process in the state.

It said that the released abductees include the village head of Yan Kaba, his two wives and three others.

Matawalle said: “Let me warn the former Governor to keep off my administration, especially the peace accord process going on in the state or face dire consequences as I will no longer fold my arms and watch blatant sabotage from anybody.

“I am aware that the former Governor, his boys in politics and even some local government chairmen are going about discrediting our efforts in bringing lasting peace to the State,” he said.

Matawalle said he is, however, more worried that some of the opposition are going to the bandits to convince them in changing their minds about the whole peace accord process in the state.

“They are meeting the armed bandits or their representatives to convince them that our intention is not clean about the whole process. Hence I warn them once again to desist from their nefarious activities or face our wrath,” Matawalle warned.

The governor said that the peace accord and reconciliation process since it began, has yielded positive results with the release of over 300 abductees voluntarily by the bandits, absence of more abductions as well as re-opening of major markets across the state and plying all major roads abandoned due to fear of attack.