By Our Correspondent


President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has received in audience, the Zamfara state governor, His Excellency, Bello Mattawalle at the State House Abuja, today.

Our Paper gathered that parts of what dominates their discussions are insecurity in the North-West and Zamfara state in particular as well as the ethnic disputes in the South-west states of Oyo and Ondo

The President later held a closed-door meeting with the governor.

Governor Mattawalle after the meeting, told journalists at the presidential villa that he was summoned by the President to brief him on the security situation in his state.

He said 358 special police forces have been deployed by the Federal Government to the state to tackle banditry.

He also asked governors from Northern states to embrace RUGA as a strategic means of ending the farmer/herders crisis.

Zamfara State is one of the states confronted with the challenges of banditry.

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Governor Mattawalle’s administration has pardoned bandits lately under the campaign which seek a peace deal for the bandits to lay down their arms so that peace can be restored in Zamfara and other parts of Nigeria.