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The Zamfara State government has debunked a claim by some residents that governance is absent since Governor Bello Mohammed joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

The residents had claimed that the Governor has been focusing on reconciling with the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa’s faction of the APC in the state, thereby jettisoning the social contract he has with the people and the ongoing war against insecurity in Zamfara State.

The Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, said insecurity was worse in the state before the coming of Governor Bello Mohammed, who brought it down to the barest minimum, through the peace initiative agreed with the bandits and the local militias.

The insecurity in Zamfara State had created massive humanitarian crises with many rural dwellers sacked by the bandits.

There were some frontline communities like the Dansadau area where the farmers could not access their farmlands nor Gusau, the state capital unless they have security escorts.

The Zamfara State Commissioner for Information said there is nowhere in the state currently that farmers can not go to the farm or go to Gusau, the state capital.

He said residents are moving freely in the state, contrary to the claim by some residents that the people of Dansadau cannot come to the state capital, except with the assistance of security operatives.

He stressed that security, education, welfare, and the general well-being of the citizens are top priorities of Governor Mohammed-led administration.

This informed the humongous amount of money, the state government is expending monthly, to empower women, youths, and indigent citizens, to pull them out of poverty.

The Zamfara State Information Commissioner also noted that the carrot and stick approach adopted by the state government and the security agencies in the fight against banditry is still in force due to its effectiveness at returning peace to the state.