Former Aviation Minister and People’s Democratic Party chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has mentioned three people that are the brain behind the victory over bandits in Zamfara State.
Zamfara State, which is one of the states ravaged by the dreaded bandits and terrorists is in the North-West geo-political zone of Nigeria. The state, in the past, has experienced bloodshed and kidnapping from the bandits.
The state is now getting victory over the notorious armed bandits as they have fled the state after the Federal government of Nigeria shut down phone networks in the state coupled with the military operations in the state.
In its way of reducing the operation of banditry in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Matawalle also ordered the closure of some markets in the state. This was done to deny the bandits access to foodstuffs and other basic needs.
Femi Fani-Kayode, in his article on his verified Facebook account, mentioned three important people that are behind the victory over bandits in Zamfara and other Northwestern states.
- Bello Matawalle :
Femi Fani-Kayode commended all the six Governors in the Northwest especially the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle for his gallantry and efforts in combating banditry in his state. He praised him for the innovative and effective measures that have been taken by him.
- Isa Ali Pantami :
Femi Fani-Kayode also thanked the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Ali Isa Pantami who implemented the shutting down of all communication networks in the state.
Femi Fani-Kayode noted that his efforts have crippled the terrorists and their kidnapping operations in Zamfara State.
- Security and Intelligence Agencies :
Femi Fani-Kayode also commended the efforts of the Department of State Service, the Army, the Navy, the Airforce, the Nigerian Police Force and other security agencies for their strong resolve in fighting insurgency and terrorism in the Northern region. He also commended the grand commander-in-chief of the armed forces, President Muhammadu Buhari.