By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
A peace advocacy group, the North-West Youth Solidarity, has hailed the Armed forces of Nigeria for sustained military offensive in Zamfara State.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, had recently disclosed that sustained military offensive has forced terrorists operating in the State to seek for a peace dialogue with the government of the state.
The governor had lauded the joint security operation, saying it is going on smoothly in flushing out criminal gangs from the state.
Gov. Bello also disclosed that the bandits’ emissaries informed him that they had repented and would want to dialogue with the government.
He noted that some of the bandits were running out of Zamfara to other states as a result of the new security measures introduced by the state government
NWYS in a press statement released to the press on Sunday, said the disclosure by Governor Matawalle is a testimony that the AFN leadership is not resting on its oars in galvanizing personnel in returning peace to crisis prone areas of the country.
The press statement signed by Abdul Tanko and Ismail Mustapha, NWYS President and Secretary respectively urged people in the region to work towards the eradication of banditry.
The group said the people can work towards restoration of peace by supporting the operations of the military.
According to the press statement, “Governor Bello Matawalle has confirmed that the military is playing a vital role in tackling banditry in the state. It is now the responsibility of our people to support them.
“We hail the Armed forces of Nigeria for the decisive action that is forcing the bandits to seek for peace. We pray for our military personnel that their sacrifices for the people of this region and particularly Zamfara State be rewarded.”