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August, 16

Terrorism: Arewa Group Backs Matawalle’s Call For Self Defence

The Arewa Development Forum for Peace and Justice has backed Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s call for locals to purchase firearms so they can protect themselves against bandits entering their towns.

In a statement released yesterday, the group’s Executive Chairman, Alhaji Zubairu Mustafa, pleaded with the governors in the North West to organize neighborhood watch groups as a way to supplement the work of local security organizations like the Community Protection Guard (CPG), which was established in Zamfara on Saturday.

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It criticized accusations made by various security agencies of Matawalle’s appeal for his people to defend themselves.

“For those saying it’s not right and disastrous if citizens are allowed to protect themselves in self-defence against these bandits, then who is supporting or licensing those invading bandits to continue maiming and killings by using AK-47 and other dangerous weapons in our region?

“We are supporting any leader that seems to have agreed and made a clear and acceptable decision within the ambit of the law to bring lasting peace and security to the lives and property of citizens. Our leaders must act now or we continue to be a target of elimination by minority marauders going about with weapons against the majority,” the statement said.

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The Arewa Development Forum for Peace and Justice has backed Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s call for locals to purchase firearms so they can protect themselves against bandits entering their towns.

In a statement released yesterday, the group’s Executive Chairman, Alhaji Zubairu Mustafa, pleaded with the governors in the North West to organize neighborhood watch groups as a way to supplement the work of local security organizations like the Community Protection Guard (CPG), which was established in Zamfara on Saturday.

READ MORE: FG Cancels Training Contract For N/Delta Ex-Agitators

It criticized accusations made by various security agencies of Matawalle’s appeal for his people to defend themselves.

“For those saying it’s not right and disastrous if citizens are allowed to protect themselves in self-defence against these bandits, then who is supporting or licensing those invading bandits to continue maiming and killings by using AK-47 and other dangerous weapons in our region?

“We are supporting any leader that seems to have agreed and made a clear and acceptable decision within the ambit of the law to bring lasting peace and security to the lives and property of citizens. Our leaders must act now or we continue to be a target of elimination by minority marauders going about with weapons against the majority,” the statement said.

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