Cooperate with FG to tackle security, coalition urges Zamfara government 

A coalition of community based organisations in Zamfara state has urged Zamfara state government to cooperate with federal government on tackling security challenges in the state.

Chairman of the coalition who doubles as chairman of Zamfara Progressive Movement for Peace and Development (ZAPPDE), Alhaji Adamu Danyaula, made the call on behalf of the group at the end of advocacy meeting Saturday in Sokoto.

Danyaula appealed to state government authorities to urgently review their approaches and give fullest attentions on to issue of collaboration with federal government towards achieving success on the fight against insecurity.

He  added that people in Zamfara state suffers more now on security challenges, hunger and depression and urged elected leaders at the federal and state levels to fine-tune modalities to end the challenges and political bickering that is destroying cohesion in the state. 

”We are worried that many people whose means of livelihood depend on farming in our rural areas can no longer go to the farm while the few ones have to pay bandits during planting and harvesting. 

“Education in Zamfara is abysmally low, the continued escalating insecurity has further worsened the situations and we all know that education is key to having a progressive society,” Danyaula said.

He called on Gov. Dauda Lawal to join hands with relevant federal government agencies on handling the escalating security challenges that are becoming worrisome in parts of the state instead of showcasing his weakness on leadership. 

”Many communities were displaced, thousands of people lost their homes and businesses and they are now leaving in shelters as refugees along with surviving families, ” he said.