Matawalle summons emergency meeting over Fulani attacks in Zamfara
Following the attack on an outpost that resulted in the death of nine soldiers in Subject village of Anka Local Government area of Zamfara State, the state government has summoned an emergency meeting with Fulani leaders.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on Security Matters, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, told newsmen in Gusau on Saturday that the meeting was to forestall future occurrence.
He however did not say when the meeting will be held.
The Suru attack is the first major security breach since the government initiated dialogue with bandits in the state.
Dauran confirmed that the Thursday’s attack left some soldiers and the attackers dead, while those injured were admitted in Federal Medical Center, Gusau for proper medical attention.
According to him, the attackers were from Niger state.
“Following the good relationship and understanding established with the bandits which led to their repentance in Zamfara, I can assure you that those attackers are not from Zamfara.
“Immediately after the attack, we reached out to the Fulani leaders in the state who confirmed to us that none of their members participated, but we have summoned a meeting with them to forestall re-occurrence,” he said.