The Zamfara State Government has condemned the continuing insecurity and reports of killings by armed bandits and advised traditional rulers to monitor and report any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agencies in the state.
The state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar made the condemnation during the closing ceremony of the state Musabaqah Qur’anic Recitation Competition organised by the state Musabaqah Committee held at Jibrin Bala Yakubu Secretariat resently.
Governor Yari noted that for more than four years, armed banditry has left the population in the state living in fear, adding that majority were unable to access their basic human rights.
He insisted that the cooperation of traditional rulers is needed to address the long standing crisis that gulped the state.
He warned strongly that people of the state should monitor the movement of suspicious characters and report to security agencies for prompt action.
The governor said any traditional ruler found wanting in discharge his duties would face the wrath of the law or lose his position.
On the organizers of the competition, Yari urged them to ensure justice and fairness in their activities.
He called on the contestants to redouble efforts during the incoming national competition scheduled to hold in Gombe, thanking them for their efforts towards propagating Islam in the state.
In his address, the chairman of the Organizing Committee, Malan Hamza Abubakar Mafara called on the competitors to always brace up in order to achieve the said goals.
He prayed Almighty Allah to enable the state succeed at the next national Qur’anic recitation competition.
In the male category, Malam Awwal Muhammad Gusau emerged the first position of the recitation, while in the female category, Malama Hajaru Shehu Kaura Namoda emerged first position and received cash donation in the competition.
From Bala Abubakar, Gusau