The North-West Security and Stability Support Network, has called on the executive governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, to cease media-sponsored attacks on the Defense State Minister, Bello Mattawale, stating that it is a waste of time.
The group also criticized Governor Lawal for frustrating regional initiatives, noting that it is regrettable that instead of addressing the pressing security challenges, the governor has chosen to engage in personal vendettas and political distractions.
The call was contained in a statement issued, by the chairman of the group, Suleiman Abbah, and shared with journalists on Tuesday.
Abbah expressed regret that, instead of focusing on regional efforts to tackle the pressing security challenges in Zamfara and the North-West as a whole, Governor Lawal’s actions reflect a lack of leadership and a disregard for the welfare and safety of the people of Zamfara.
“The attacks, killings, kidnappings, and displacement of communities have caused immense suffering and fear among the residents. It is imperative that all efforts are directed toward finding lasting solutions to these challenges.
“Engaging in personal disputes and diverting attention from the core issues only exacerbates the already dire situation,” Abbah said.
The group asserted that the governor’s actions are regrettable and warned that he must prioritize the security and well-being of his constituents over personal grievances.
“By focusing on regional efforts to combat insecurity, he can contribute to the collective goal of restoring peace and stability in Zamfara and the North-West.
“Instead, his actions have been detrimental to the ongoing regional initiatives aimed at addressing the security challenges, as his distractions and personal vendettas hinder progress and undermine the collective efforts to end the lingering insecurity in the region,” he said.
The group warned that Governor Lawal must refocus his attention on the pressing security challenges and work collaboratively with other stakeholders to find lasting solutions, stating that only through unified efforts can Zamfara and the North-West overcome the daunting security challenges they face.