Zamfara replies ex-official’s allegation of giving cars to bandits

Bello Matawalle

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has denied allegation he supplied vehicles to bandits in the state.

A former chairman of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State Abubakar Maradun had made the allegation against the governor, saying he supplied Hilux vehicles to bandits which they used to attack innocent residents.

However, tweeting on Tuesday, Mr Matawalle said the vehicles in question were donated to security agencies.

“The said vehicles, 200 of them were donated to security agencies in the state to boost their morale in tackling insurgency,” he said.

The governor’s special adviser on Media and Publicity Zailani Baffa described the allegation as wicked.

He said, “These vehicles were duly distributed to all security agencies in the state under the supervision of the Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police.

“The beneficiaries included the military, the police, the customs and excise, the immigration services, the NDLEA, the NSCDC, the FRSC, among others.”