From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has alerted that the Boko Haram elements have planned to mercilessly launch attacks on seven local government areas of the state which include, Gusau, Talata Mafara, Tsafe, Anka, Maru, Maradun and Zurmi during which two important personalities will be eliminated should the dastardly plan succeed.
This is as he called on security agencies to take proactive measures against the Boko Haram elements who have invaded the state with the guidance of some unpatriotic politicians from the state.
At a press conference at NUJ Secretariat Gusau yesterday, Matawalle, who was represented by the Director General Press Affairs Government House Gusau, Malam Yusuf Idris, claimed that credible intelligence point to the fact that some unpatriotic politicians are making nasty moves to destabilize the state.
According to him, intelligence reports indicated that the attacks were to be carried out from the 23rd (yesterday) to 25th of September (tomorrow) as it was gathered that they have concluded recruitment from far and wide, and all the recruited were on standby for actions.
“I found it necessary to alert my good people of the state especially at the listed local government areas, to be very vigilante, wary and watchful to report any hazy action to nearest security agency for the deployed personnel to promptly swing into actions”, Matawalle warned.
He further cautioned commercial drivers flying across the state, to be careful enough of the kind of goods being loaded into their vehicles for delivery: “Take a careful look at the faces of your passengers and their destinations, if any of all these appeared questionable, do not shake or show any sign of panic but, drop them at checkpoints”.
Matawalle also urged the general public not to panic as large number of security personnel have been deployed to the state to ensure innocent lives and property are well protected, “I must apologise to the good people of the state for the inconveniences they may encounter as multitude number of roadblocks have already been mounted for checks across the state.”