Former Zamfara Govs convene to address escalating insecurity

In a bid to tackle the worsening security situation in Zamfara State, four former governors convened for a crucial meeting to address the lingering security challenges bedeviling the state. 

The meeting, which took place at the Abuja residence of the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle who double as the former governor of state, included Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima, Alhaji Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi, and Senator Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar. 

Yusuf Idris Gusau, the APC Publicity Secretary for Zamfara State, confirmed the meeting in a press statement, underscoring the commitment of the former governors to finding lasting solutions to the security crisis.

The high-stakes meeting, lasting approximately four hours and extending into the late night, focused on devising strategies to improve the state’s security conditions. 

The former governors emphasized the need to set aside political differences to prioritize the well-being of Zamfara’s residents. 

Their discussions also covered broader aspects of socio-economic growth, education, and healthcare development, aiming for comprehensive improvements alongside enhanced security measures.

While specific details of the meeting were not fully disclosed, a reliable source revealed that the former leaders also deliberated on strategies to strengthen the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the state gears up for the upcoming elections. 

The unity and progress of the party were highlighted as crucial elements for the state’s future stability and prosperity.

The meeting underscores the urgent need for collaborative efforts among Zamfara’s political leaders to address the pressing security challenges facing the state. 

“As the situation remains critical, the actions taken by these former governors could be pivotal in steering Zamfara towards a more secure and prosperous future.’ the statement said

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