From Sani Haruna

Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara State has appealed to the United Kingdom to support his Administration’s efforts to end banditry and other criminal activities in the State

Governor Bello Matawalle made the appeal while receiving a delegation from the UK High Commission in Nigeria led by the Head of Governance, conflict and Social Development of British High Commission, Abuja, Mr. Sam Weldock, who was in Zamfara state on a high level security meeting.

He also urged UK government to sustain its cooperation with federal and state Governments in the fight against insurgency and other security breaches in the country.

The Governor who briefed the delegation on the challenges bedevilling the state and his Administration’s committment to restore the lost glory of Zamfara as the most peaceful State, said his model of dealing with the security challenges included negotiation with bandits and use of kinetic power.

Matawalle also explained that, the security challenges he inherited had posed great deficit in achieving the desired goals, saying it had virtually affected every sector of the socio- economic activities of the state.

In his remarks, the Head of Governance, Conflict and Social Development of the British High Commission, Abuja, Mr. Sam Weldock said they were in Zamfara State to extend more support and other North-Western States of the country on Security to achieve peace and tranquility.

He explained that, UK Government was worried about the security challenges, adding that his Country would support Zamfara State to overcome it.